Cinema: Hollywood Barricades

In an industry whose wage earners range from Greta Garbo to $4-a-day porters, labor troubles are inevitable, complex and continual. Current Hollywood labor troubles have centred around three groups: actors, technicians, writers. Last week, all three groups contrived to make more progress in one direction or another than they have since the cinema's latest rash of controversies began a month ago (TIME, May 10).

Gulping deep the Tuesday morning air to cure their Memorial Day hangovers, Hollywood actors and actresses last week reported for work under a new wage scale won...