Felix In Hollywood

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Time For A Business Tip - From Harry Cohn

"Let me give you some facts of life. Every Friday, the front door of this studio opens and I spit a movie out onto Gower Street . . . If that door opens and I spit and nothing comes out, it means a lot of people are out of work--drivers, distributors, exhibitors, projectionists, ushers, and a lot of other pricks . . . I want one good picture a year, and I won't let an exhibitor have it unless he takes the bread-and-butter product, the Boston Blackies, the Blondies, the low-budget westerns and the rest of the junk we make."
 Harry Cohn, President, Columbia Pictures Corporation

6 comments:

normadesmond said...

he was a delightful shit, wasn't he?

Mike, Studio city said...

Word of wisdom from famous "Gower Gulch". The good ole days.

savannah said...

having a camera man son, i sure the hell wish those days still were around! xoxox

Stephen said...

I would have been perfect for Columbia!

Donna Lethal said...

I've worked at Sunset-Gower, the former Columbia, off and on for years. One of the great things is that they've never remodeled, so the original fixtures, like the pneumatic tubes, are still there. But the best of all is Mr. Cohn's private staircase, which led from his office to the women's dressing rooms. I've been in it. It exists.

FelixInHollywood said...

You bet it does!