People: The Furrowed Brow

"People are ungrateful to the ones who make them laugh," observed Producer René Clair, cinema specialist in laughter-&-tears. "They are grateful to the ones who make them cry. The idea of beauty is associated with tears. . . ."

"Other animals have died out in the past," observed Nobel Chemist Harold C. Urey, musing brutally aloud on the meaning of atomic warfare. "I do not see why we should be any exception, and perhaps now is the time."

"Hollywood is a fisherman with an expensive rod," wrote Producer Dudley Nichols (Mourning Becomes Electro) in the New York Times, "and it will not sit...

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