HOLLYWOOD: Musical Pairs

Viewing the permanent marriage crisis in Hollywood, the late Robert Benchley took the position that, like cinematography itself, the whole thing is an illusion; there really are no more divorces among film stars than among dentists, only more publicity. But, faced with never-ending divorce bulletins from Hollywood, puritans are certain that actors, unlike decent people, have the morals of hamsters. Cynics feel that actors—like hamsters—have the same unsteady morals as decent people, differ merely in having too much time, money and inclination. Psychologists set forth that anyone who becomes an actor...

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