Cinema: Newsreel, Mar. 7, 1955

¶ The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce resolutely decided to add another layer of gilt to the city's glamour. Around Hollywood and Vine, crossroads of the film capital, multicolored squares of pavement will be set into the sidewalks. In the squares will be imbedded the profiles of almost 5,000 movie, radio, television and recording stars. Estimated cost: $250,000.

¶ The film makers, always expert at spinning a little fact into a lot of fiction, plan to go in for biography on an industrial scale. Forty biographicals (with plenty of box-office angles) are currently in the works, ranging from a close look at...

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