Cinema: Hollywood Harpooned

In a first novel out this week, What Makes Sammy| Run?,* Hollywood got a harpooning in just the way it argued could never be done. The evasive town had dodged shots by some expert marksmen—Novelists Aldous Huxley, John O'Hara, Nathanael West. But each seemed only to snag a loose end: the writer's world, the cowboys of Gower Gulch, the comedy of studio pomposity, the empty splendor of its rich.

In spite of his 26 years, Author Budd Schulberg was well equipped to tackle the job. He was raised in Hollywood where his father, B. P. (for Benjamin Percival) Schulberg, has been a...

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