Cinema: Casanove Brown

The Christy Corp. When Paramount offered Nunnally Johnson his first Holly wood job, in 1932, he had ended more than a decade of newspaper work (on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the New York Herald Tribune, the New York Post) in order to devote all his time to fiction.

But the palmy days of Smart Set were over, and the depression-ridden Saturday Evening Post no longer had much room for his stories. Johnson had to borrow money to get to the Coast. He is unlikely ever to have to borrow money again.

He wrote Bedtime Story...

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