Cinema: The Hollywood Way

Among the more interesting items that kept the film capital buzzing last week:

Cecil B. DeMille was doing some heavy tinkering with the story of Samson and Delilah (starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr); the account in the Book of Judges still seemed a bit thin. If A Streetcar Named Desire ever gets made into a movie, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Bette Davis, Deborah Kerr, Olivia De Havilland and Greer Garson all have a bid in to play the heroine, a boozy chippy. Twentieth Century-Fox shelled out "more than $75,000" for Ernest Hemingway's twelve-year-old short story, The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

Lloyd C. Douglas'...

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