Cinema: Heavenward Hollywood

Pastor Norman Vincent Peale of Manhattan's august Marble Collegiate Reformed Church went to Hollywood as technical adviser for Warner Brothers' clerical production One Foot In Heaven. Returned to his cure, Pastor Peale's chief criticism of the industry was its penchant for putting too many drinking scenes in pictures. Other observations:

Hollywood is a "very quiet, sleepy little town, and you need a spyglass to see anyone on the streets after midnight. Motion-picture people are wholesome, friendly and home-loving folks. Those people haven't time to be wild because in Hollywood it's work, work, work...

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