Cinema: Hard Work

The zany comic team of Dean Martin, 34, and Jerry Lewis, 25, has worked hard to get ahead in its five-year career in nightclubs, radio & TV and movies (TIME, May 23, 1949). Last week, in a personal appearance at Manhattan's Paramount Theater, the boys worked harder than ever. They played to packed houses six times a day, seven times on Saturday, and followed almost every appearance with an extra three minutes of clowning at their dressing-room window overlooking 44th Street—a methodical bit of madness designed to lure overloyal fans out of the Paramount's seats so that others could buy their...

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