Box Office: Upsurge for the Movies

At the Moscow Film Festival last week, Jack Valenti, go-go president of the Motion Picture Association of America, seemed to be working as hard for old boss L.B.J. as for the M.P.A.A.

Finding the war in Viet Nam a "troubling sore point" among the Soviets, Valenti gave his hosts the highest assurance that President Johnson "wanted peace and an honorable settlement." After all, explains Jack, during his White House days he read "every raw inch of intelligence that crossed the President's desk." Otherwise, Valenti found "the spirit of Glassboro very much alive...

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