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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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blues
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and
rangement than the
greens.
The jacket is made in Russian
blouse effect, fastened at the left
with green bone buttons.- The
beaver muff and chin-chin collar are
among the newest fallfursets.
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ACQUITTED
"The sheriff tells me," remarked a
-Visitor to a western town, "that there
hasn't been a prisoner in the county
jail for over a year. That would
seem to indicate that your commu
nity is unusually free from crime."
"Not necessarily," replied the na
tive. "We've got some pretty slick
lawyers around here." N. Y. World.
MOVIE SALARY TALK
THE WOLF GETS
UNSWEETENED GRAPE JUICE -Men
are oftend fond of unsweet
ened grape juice. The process of
preparing the juice without sugar so
it will keep is easy' If the juice is
pure and is filtered and sterilized it
will not ferment.
Mash fresh grapes, extract the
juice, turn it into an earthen crock
and set aside over night. Turn the
clear juice into bottles, set the bottles
in a boiler, which is filled with cold
water up to the necks, place the
corks loosely in place, bring the wa
ter to the boiling point slowly and
boil 30 minutes. Fill bottles to their
rims, from one "of the number, and
cork while hot
Los Angeles.Oct 5. Most of this
talk about stupendous movie salaries
is sheer bunk. With flare of trum
pets the press agents announce that
Marlie Japlin will get steen hundred
thousand dollars for one year! The
public, or a lot of it, fall for the an
nouncement. v -
Then comes the "Big Act" In
order to pay Mr. Japlin his "Extraor
dinary, Princely and Unheard of" sal
ary a "merger" has been found ne
cessary. More bunk. This mergers
ing business is largely based on ne
cessity of near broke companies to
corral more funds.
Many motion picture companies
sell stock. When most of the money
raised on a stock basis is used the
company hunts around for another
company in a similar fix. Upon the
pretext of merging they are enabled
to recapitalize and issue another gob
of stock.
As to this matter of salary: Sup
posing a man is paid $10,000 a week
for his acting and also is given a
bonus of $150,000 for signing a con-
Maybe these boys and girls of Movieland do not get steen hundred
thousand dollars per minute, but don't worry but what they're several laps
ahead of Mr. Wolf as they start each day for the scenario haunts.
MOSTLY BUNK! BUT
CROWDED OUT
tract? At that rate, let's see where
the company would get off.
Thomas Ince estimates the over
head expenses of a big producing
company at $50Q a day. This does
not take into consideration the sel
ling system that the institution must
maintain. This, by far, is the most
expensive end of the game.
Paying $600 a day to run the studio
plus the upkeep of exchanges, plus
$10,000 a week salary to a star, plus
$150,000 bpnus, would leave a lot for
Mr. Producer by the time his film was
exhibited! -
A recent issue of Photoplay Mag
azine says:
"Just as the salaries of actors" and
aptresses in the 'legitimate' are
usually one-half or one-third of the
amount stated byheir managers or
press agents, the salaries of film
stars are only a fraction of what the
public is told they receive."
The same authority goes on to
state that with the possible exception
of a very few players there is no firm
star in America who receives more
than $750 a week.
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