Hollywood: Tallyho

Many people think that 20th Century-Fox was named for Spyros Skouras. The company's president since 1942, he won his power and kept it by using his celebrated "forest instinct"—sure and subtle as a wild animal, sensing when to dart deceptively out of reach and when, if cornered, to go for the jugular. But last week a pack of hounds got him.

The hounds were the Wall Street interests on Fox's board of directors, who have long been trying to force Skouras out. Bored with his repeated promises to retire, irritated by the company's recent losses they closed in on him...

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