Business: Wages of Cinema

After hearing from bookkeepers and auditors, after making certain that other cinema producers would do likewise, Paramount-Famous-Lasky Corp. last week ordered a reduction of at least 10% in wages of employes working at their Hollywood studio. Only men and women getting $50 a week or more were affected immediately. But those receiving pay in the higher brackets were obliged to accept cuts up to 25%. President Adolph Zukor knocked one-fourth off his own pay check, as did his chief officials. This made Paramount-Famous-Lasky's top payroll read for the year, according to reports from their Manhattan office: Adolph Zukor, president, $150,000; Jesse...

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