People: Apr. 21, 1961

In Hollywood, perhaps even more than in Manhattan, going out to lunch is a rite and an art, and in such gin-filled aquariums as the Brown Derby and Romanoff's, the tab frequently exceeds what a strong man could earn in a month delivering milk or teaching high school algebra. But last week it seemed that matters had gotten out of hand. Spyros Skouras, the sovereign lord of 20th Century-Fox, had summoned Writer-Producer-Director Leslie Stevens to a staff lunch. Stevens, whose Daystar Corp. forms a powerful fealty under the Skouras fief, sent a proxy, and Skouras, growing wroth at the breach of...