Cinema: Strictly for the Marbles

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More buttered popcorn was sold at retail last month than in any,other month in world history, and most of it disappeared from circulation in the darkened caves of U.S. movie theaters. Surveying the technological development that set the corn rolling, the Russians formally announced that they had invented the thing first. A Chicago beanery produced the 3-D Special, and a Midwestern minister gave a sermon on "Prayer—the Third Dimension." Exuberant Cinemogul George Skouras kissed Pageanteer Mike Todd in public. Somebody else brought out a Polaroid lorgnette. "Whaddya mean, vulgar?" cried one...

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