Show Business: Now All We Need Is an Ending

Rupert Murdoch buys half of Fox from Marvin Davis

Here's the story. A famous Hollywood studio--let's call it 20th Century- Fox --is in trouble. The 300-lb., bear-hugging Denver oilman who bought it in 1981--Marvin Davis might be a good name for him--has presided over a festival of flops with titles like Rhinestone, The Buddy System, A Night in Heaven, Blame It on Rio and Turk 182! Last September he brought in the super-star mogul of Paramount Pictures--let's give him the name Barry Diller--to turn things around. But meanwhile the losses keep on mounting: $85 million in the last fiscal year, $12.4 million in the last quarter for which there are...

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