Hollywood: The First 100 Days

"I don't ever remember seeing a bad movie," purred Jack Valenti 16 weeks ago, when he signed up as the new president of the Motion Picture Association of America. Hardly an auspicious utterance for a man who was going to get $175,000 a year to kick some life into Hollywood. Valenti also vowed "to bring the Great Society to the movie industry." That is a scene that remains to be screened. Still, after President Valenti's first 100 days in office, even cynical Hollywood cannot knock him for trying.

His ingenuous indefatigability has brought industry reviews running from "eager" (Director Richard...

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