Cinema: New Deal in Hollywood

When the earthquake struck Los Angeles last month, the cinema industry was already concerned with an earthquake of its own. Producers, driven to final desperation by the bank holiday, declared a 50% salary cut, to last for three or four weeks while they thought up more effective ways to save their business. By last week, most major studios had resumed paying full salaries to contract employes. After a week of producers' conferences, presided over by Tsar Will Hays, it became possible to see the two main results of the salary cuts and the...

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