Cinema: Jimmy's Life & Hard Times

Corporal James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story, etc.), on location at Moffett Field, Calif, since giving up his $1,500-a-week salary to play straight man for Uncle Sam, filed a bill of complaints with his Hollywood agent, Leland Hayward. Excerpts from the text printed in Sidney Skolsky's column:

"Enclosed find two dollars and ten cents which is commission owed you by me from my salary [$21] of the month just passed. . . . Now . . . about the salary you got me for this job. ... I could go up to the front office...

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