People: Mar. 29, 1982

There's no popcorn machine in the lobby or X-rated fare on the screen, yet the movie business flourishes in China. On a ten-day State Department-sponsored visit to Peking, Shanghai and Canton, Hollywood Veteran Kirk Douglas, 63, found that interest runs high—even in his own old swashbucklers. He screened three of his pictures (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Lust for Life) for small but enthusiastic audiences. Douglas also took a meeting with the cast of Teahouse, an epic film currently under production. "Let's not waste any time," said Douglas to Wang Yang,...

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