Cinema: Hotfoot Man

In Superior Court in Los Angeles, Producer Harry Joe Brown (Ceiling Zero) was sued for $49,954 (10% of his earnings for the past two years and of his hypothetical earnings for the next two) by the high-powered talent agency of Myron Selznick & Co., which claimed that it got Producer Brown his $2,250-a-week-and-up contract with 20th Century-Fox. Ordinarily for a talent agent to sue a producer would be comparable to a camp follower giving a general the hotfoot. Last week's suit was one more proof that the hotfoot is Agent Myron Selznick's specialty.

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