Hollywood Openings

It is written in the Hollywood ritual that no evening is so sacred as the opening night of a potent picture. In soft purring motors come the stars through the bracing California evening. The blocks about the theatre are set with huge searchlights sweeping heaven. Fierce cordons of police force order in the crowds, thousands of common folk, many of whom have waited at vantage points since afternoon to see the gods descend from their chariots and pass nobly through the gates. Radio stations spread each...

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