The Film Business
His Lordship the Chief Justice, presiding at a sitting of the Bankruptcy Court on Saturday, expressed surprise that a cinema business should be unable to meet its expenses in these times. Oscar Hammerstein, with his millions, failed to draw the public to his London Opera House. It has been said that vice and pleasure pay the highest dividends to those who cater to the demand, but it must also be admitted that such businesses result in the biggest losses. The public becomes increasingly particular, however, and less inclined to accept anything but the best; and in Hongkong, as entertainers should have realised by this time, there is a very discriminating public.
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