Hollywood Abroad: Gone Thataway

Hollywood, after years of profitably cranking out fodder to feed TV's terrible tapeworm, has almost relegated the theatrical film— once its 18-carat bread and butter—to the limbo of relics along with the two-reel comedy and the Mighty Wurlitzer. Last week filmdom's labor leaders, in an effort to lock the studio door after the horse opera had gone, enlisted the aid of the House Subcommittee on the Impact of Imports and Exports on American Employment to do something about the problem of "runaways"—films made overseas by U.S. companies. The hard fact: of the 38 American films currently shooting, 20 will be...

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