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be so frustrated, and I gradually left the gallery, did no more work in it, and tried to interest myself in other things, especially things in connection with chain stores because I didn't know such things as chain stores existed. I didn't realize that by going to see five buyers, you could sell things to maybe 5,000 stores, you know, for small prices, and that by selling at a very low price you could make a decent living if whatever you sold would have big repeat sales.

Q:

What led you to that?

Lasker:

Well, I got interested, because I was interested in visual things, in movies, because when I stopped working at the gallery I finally discovered movies. Then I found that there were no decent movie magazines, and with a friend I tried to build up a good movie magazine, a magazine that would be printed on slick paper and would be intelligently written and well made up.

Q:

To be published in New York?

Lasker:

To be published in New York and sold through chains of movie houses, you see. Movie houses were booming and there were thousands of theaters, and I thought the magazine could be distributed through them. Well, I spent about a year and a half on this and found that it was really impossible, but in the



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