People: The Mechanical Man

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In Hollywood last week, Howard Robard Hughes was throwing his weight around at RKO. The more literate observers were reminded of that memorable scene in Victor Hugo's Ninety-Three, when a huge cannon breaks loose on the gun deck of a ship in a rough sea.

Dore Schary, RKO's earnest, gifted executive vice president in charge of production, was out (TIME, July 12). Like a thousand bumblebees in a clover field, the buzz of Hollywood speculation hung on the question of who would succeed Schary. Secretive Howard Hughes would not say. "It...

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