Art: Artists in Hollywood

It took about ten minutes for a smart young Manhattan art director named Reeves Lewenthal to sell his scheme to Cinema Producer Walter Wanger.

Wanger was making an ambitious movie called The Long Voyage Home, based on Eugene O'Neill's four one-act sea plays. The scheme: that Wanger import nine of Lewenthal's painters (he is head of Associated American Artists) to do scenes and characters from the movie, painted from life. The deal called for: 1) a free hand to the painters, 2) studios on the movie lot, 3) a total fee of $50,000-plus and expenses....

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