Television: The New Hollywood

Fur-covered toilet seats ($200 for ermine), imported opium bowls of hammered brass ($250), hairbrushes that cost more than $200, and a child's battery-operated Mercedes-Benz for only $400 were all on sale last week along swank Rodeo Drive in California's Beverly Hills. But the most symbolic luxury item that is putting the bloom on the Hollywood boom is the mink-covered TV set ($950). TV has become the star of a new Hollywood, and the movies merely a supporting player. Items: ¶A single Hollywood TV show, NBC's daily Matinee Theater, hires 2,400 actors a...

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