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ACTOR RELATES

IN BANKRUPTCY COURT

; GETTING/ £20 V WEEK

! :.Arthur Shirley, actor and. picture ; producer, examined before . the Bëgis ! tj-ar in Bankruptcy, sai,i that ih May,

lie sold promoters' shards 'n l'y''" amid'Pictures Proprietaryv;Ltd.< (says tho1 "Ereriing News"). The .shares Were; given to .him. -, Hé vstill* worked for A Pyramid JPictnres . hi . a rented studio at "Rushcutter's. Bay. Shirley éaid he had offered ^tó eût, «assemble, äüd producé the picture -"The- Throw- back." The producer invariably 'cut abd assembled any picture ha pro- duced. Bankrupt said he was not .a Îfhotographer, and never had been. A itv years ago he had a dispute with Mr.. Higgins over the . production ; bf ¡.'Tlie"Throwback," and two years ago ? Higgins obtained a judgment' against

him" for. £33D. More than 12 months

ago bankrupt started the flotation of a company in connection'with' "R'eT generation," a picture. About that time a bankruptcy notice, was issued against him. ' : ? ' . . '

"I now receive '£20 a .week," said Shirley, "and 1 hav;e made no offer to niy official assignee to pay any por- tion, of that salarv for my creditors. I live ,at Roslyn Gardens." -ana -: pay £5 5/ à week there.V I have a wife and child to -keep, "and -1 send them fi5 every week. At the orcsent moment I cannot make ,any offer to pay any thing'out of my salary.*1' Before I went to America bankruptcy nroeeedin gs wero taken against me W Miss Tindall, and she wasvpaid in full;" -

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