Cinema: Selznick v. Schenck

A cinema star's face is her fortune, and her agent gets 10%. When early this month Agent Myron Selznick tried to double Cinemactress Loretta Young's salary (about $35,000 a picture) and get her the right to work for other studios than Twentieth Century-Fox,* outraged Producer Joseph M. Schenck ordered him off the lot. Last week observers thought this tiff might have reverberations: As new president of the Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc., forceful Producer Schenck could influence other executives to follow his lead. The Selznick agency, Producer Schenck said, had tried to jack its clients' salaries so high that "to...

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