Show Business: A Flood of Film Biography

The rush is on to resurrect practically everybody

It used to be that when thieves broke in to steal from a famous man's tomb, they made off with the gold and jewelry. Nowadays they skip all that and rifle the corpse's pockets for letters, laundry slips, and just about anything else that will help sell the poor man's story to the movies, TV and even Broadway. Biographies, long the mainstay of the reading public, have become the hottest items in show business. Hardly has a celebrity finished his life—and often only half his life—than...

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