Show Business: I'm Always in Money Trouble

How to lose a zillion, by Francis Ford Coppola

Laid on at a cost of $4,000, it was a banquet fit for a movie king: white and green pasta, chicken with mozzarella and prosciutto, strawberries dipped in chocolate, vintage wine. Francis Ford Coppola, 41, the director of the Godfather films and Apocalypse Now, had invited 100 journalists to inspect the most elaborate toy a movie-mad boy could hope to own: Zoetrope Studios, the 10½-acre Hollywood production lot he bought early in 1980 to make his own films and those of fiercely loyal independent moviemakers...

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