Tuesday, January 06, 2009

F. Scott Fitzgerald, when he went ot work in Hollywood, got a high salary even among the big name literary writers lured to Hollywood to be screenwriters.

The high salary is one reason he got fired when he did. If he had had a lower salary, they might have kepr him one when his first projects didn't work out to see if he learned. But as it was, he was a big expense, easy to cut.

--I read that in a book about what big name writers in the thirties and forties actually did when they went to Hollywood.