The Press: Reporter Makes Money

Allen Drury is a thin-haired reporter who spent 16 competent years on the Capitol Hill beat for United Press, the Washington Evening Star and the New York Times before he unburdened himself of a book. Otto Preminger is a bagel-bald producer-director who has a reputation for outbidding everyone for film rights to bestsellers. Last week Preminger and Drury got together on a deal likely to make cash registers jingle for a long while. Happily counting the returns from his Anatomy of a Murder and preparing to start shooting on Exodus, Preminger bought the rights to Drury's Advise and Consent, which has...

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