Show Business: Are the Stars Out Tonight?

Less and less in Las Vegas, more and more in Atlantic City

The news may not rouse much sympathy from autoor steelworkers, but even big-name casino entertainers are finding it harder to shake the money tree these days. Salaries, which jumped as high as $350,000 a week during the palmy '70s, are quietly being renegotiated downward. Many casinos, in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City, have discovered that they do not need megatalent at all. "Tell me," asks John Jenkins, former co-owner of Vegas' Aladdin, "which of these lousy monkeys is worth $300,000 a...

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