Cinema: Cinemanschluss

Last fortnight two of the most combustible personalities in Cinema, airminded Multimillionaire Howard (The Outlaw) Hughes (TIME, Feb. 22, 1943) and gadget-brained Preston (The Miracle of Morgan's Creek) Sturges (TIME, Feb. 14), announced their cinemanschluss. A new studio was born. Hollywood braced itself for the sort of thing that happens when hydrogen and a match flame meet.

But cinemexplosions make haste .slowly, and so far there have been only sizzles:

> Sturges-Hughes, Inc. (the latter insisted that the former come first) has rented five sound stages at Harry Sherman's California Studios, will...