The Press: Hollywood Award

Hollywood's legion of columnists, correspondents and reporters crowded into the Beverly Hills Hotel last week for movie journalism's traditional big night. It was the annual award-to-actors banquet put on by Photoplay, venerable pioneer (founded in 1911) of movie magazines. Master of Ceremonies Ronald Reagan, president of the Screen Actors Guild, rose for his polite remarks about Photoplay, then astounded the journalists with a diatribe against the "irresponsible press" of Hollywood.

When the banquet was over, a huffy news contingent stormed Reagan, demanding to know just who was irresponsible. Reagan ticked off the...

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