Show Business: One of the Masters?

"I feel it inevitable that three years hence I must be one of the masters of the picture business." Thus, 15 months ago, shrewd, star-bargaining Hollywood Producer David O.Selznick appraised his future. He was holding himself in.

Last week. Trader Selznick rode into the master's list with a bang. He announced that he had coupled his talents, audience prestige and star power (Hollywood's second best) with the distribution outlets and capital of Britain's movie king, tall, pious Joseph Arthur Rank. It was a deal that every major Hollywood studio had hoped to turn. Selznick made it during Rank's recent Hollywood visit...

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