Radio: The $1 Issue

Cecil Blount De Mille would rather be remembered—and doubtless will be—as one of the founding fathers of Hollywood than as a union man. Nevertheless, Labor's recording angel will list him as having been a union man. Last week he was no longer a member of his union (A. F. of L.'s American Federation of Radio Artists). He was also, and consequently, out of his $98,000-a-year job as ringmaster of Lux Radio Theater (CBS, Mon., 9-10 p.m. E.W.T.).

In August 1944, the union levied on all its members a $1 assessment to fight a proposed open-shop amendment to California law. Director De Mille...

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