Cinema: The Soda Trade

Hollywood, a glittering city of outsize swimming pools and pink Cadillacs, has its homey side, too. It has a favorite corner drugstore, called Schwab's. For years Schwab's has been a hangout for movie stars, hangers-on and Coke-stretchers, who sit at the soda fountain sipping their drinks, waiting for miracles, or just thumbing the movie magazines borrowed from the magazine rack. At Schwab's, Columnist Sidney Skolsky receives mail, phone calls and tips. With Skolsky's syndicated help, Schwab's has become the best-known corner drugstore in the U.S.

Last week Schwab's was getting some lively competition....

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