Cinema: In Hollywood

¶ With nearly all the annual film prizes, except the Academy Awards, presented or accounted for, Photoplay magazine slipped under the wire with its 1953 Gold Medal selections. Top winners: Alan Ladd and Marilyn Monroe.

¶ Paramount demonstrated its new entry in the big-screen sweepstakes, VistaVision, to be shown on a screen 1.77 times as wide as it is high (as compared with 1.33 to 1 for the traditional screen and 2.55 to 1 for Fox's CinemaScope). Adaptable to standard movie-house projectors, the high-wide process is also handsome; no matter where the moviegoer sits in the theater, the picture is always in...

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