“I went from covering Al Capone to covering Harry Cohn,” Bacon recalls. At the time, Le Pavillon was one of the most famous restaurants in the world: Through its doors, at 5 East 55th Street, came the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, the Cabots, and the Windsors.
When Cohn came in, however, the imperious Soulé seated him at the back, near the kitchen.
“People used to say, ‘I’m going to beat Harry,’” Sidney recalls.
“But no one could beat Harry—he was too smart, he was too sharp. Mayer, Harry Cohn, Jack Warner—these men with their blood and their money and their reputations, they smelled out who had star material.”Cohn took all the credit for creating Rita Hayworth—he was also obsessed with her.
“We started with Mae West, Jean Harlow, Marilyn, then Kim. It’s a terrible comparison, but it’s like betting on the Kentucky Derby.
You had to see him: the gorgeous shirt, the cuff links, the way everything billowed. But, in 1957, she fell in love with Sammy Davis Jr., who, with his immense popularity, was breaking the race barrier of a firmly segregated entertainment industry.Sam Kashner chronicles the backlash against their affair, the alleged Mob hit ordered by Cohn which forced Davis to marry black singer Loray White, and the heartbreaking coda to the romance that Hollywood forbade.Unfortunately for Soulé, Columbia owned the building, and Cohn retaliated by raising Le Pavilion’s rent.The director George Sidney, who made all with Novak at Columbia Pictures, became one of Cohn’s most trusted intimates.He ran Columbia Pictures as if it were a family business, and in a way it was, because he had wrangled control from his brother Jack, who was back on the East Coast in New York.By the mid-1930s, Cohn had nurtured Columbia from a low-rent, B-movie studio on Hollywood’s “Poverty Row,” a block off Sunset, into a major Hollywood film studio.Here's where you can meet singles in East Lansing, Michigan.Our Ingham County singles are in the 517 area code, and might live in these or other zip codes: 48824, 48825, 48826, or 48823 personals.Free online dating in East Lansing for all ages and ethnicities, including Seniors, White, Black women and Black men, Asian, Latino, Latina, and everyone else.Forget classified personals, speed dating, or other East Lansing dating sites or chat rooms, you've found the best!