Cinema: Jimmy Gets It

When anyone makes a hit in Hollywood, first recognition is to get his signature on a long-term contract. Last week such recognition came to one of Hollywood's biggest and newest names, 31-year-old James Roosevelt. After six months as vice president of Samuel Goldwyn, Inc., Jimmy got from his bald, bombastic and highly pleased boss a new, two-year contract, enlarging his studio duties, providing a salary increase next year from $25,000 to $30,000.

Oddest quirk in the saga of Jimmy-in-Hollywood is that under another name Mr. Roosevelt might well make more money. When Cinemagnate Goldwyn...

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