Cinema: $10,000 Symbol

$10,000 Symbol For 40 years the Menjou mustache was a neatly trimmed, suavely waxed symbol of male elegance. But when Producer Stanley Kramer started casting his new film The Sniper, he needed an actor with a smooth upper lip. After two weeks of bitter wrangling he made the offer: $10,000 for the mustache. One day last week, richer in pocket but poorer in spirit, old Beau Brummell Adolphe Menjou stepped into a studio barbershop and. parted with his cherished trademark.

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