Cinema: Well-Buttered

"This year, as the movie industry celebrates its 50th anniversary . . . proper homage should be paid to the popcorn machine [which] at long last . . . should take its place with the stars of the movie world . . . Popcorn is even combating the threat of television, [which] will never become a serious threat until some enterprising television manufacturer perfects a set that will turn out warm, well-buttered popcorn along with Milton Berle."

—Columnist Larry Ronson in the Shreveport (La.) Journal.

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