Cinema: New Broom

He was a stage-struck Newark boy who acted on Broadway, then switched to writing. After six years as a Hollywood scripter, Dore Schary (rhymes, in Hollywood, with hoary sherry) won an Oscar for his work on Boys Town (1938). He moved forward fast—right into a producer's office, first with MGM, later with David Selznick.

Last year RKO hired Dore Schary as its production chief. The job made him one of Hollywood's biggest brasshats—the equal of Mayer, Zanuck and Warner—with an income of around $380,000 a year. Last week Schary was out of a job....

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