Unemployment: The Attraction at Club 55

In Hollywood these days, Club 55 is packing them in. Its parking lot is jammed with expensive and flashy cars. Inside, the crowd is sprinkled with cinema luminaries. But they are not waiting for the floor show. "Club 55" is showbiz lingo for the Hollywood unemployment office, and the attraction is $55 a week, taxfree. Any out-of-work Hollywood toiler, even if he earned a quarter of a million in his last picture and is scheduled to start on a new one next month, can collect his $55 a week during the interim.

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