This blind is classic Himmmm.
I thought I would leave it in situ so to speak just leaving the names blank and providing a brief clue about each.
Did you also know that _________________ (former child actress turned A lister turned doesn’t act any longer) grandfather (actor) was given a s**t-ton of stock from Jack Warner as part of his profit-sharing deal in the late 1920s?
It makes those family feuds they had and still have make much more sense now. And when ________________ (silent film actress) and the grandfather split up, SHE got the shares.
And through ALL the sell-offs, mergers, buyouts, etc. those shares were NEVER sold!
Jack Warner – who apparently f**ked the lovely silent film actress – had them converted to Seven Arts stock; then the family lawyers had them converted to Kinney National stock (aka Steve Ross’ Mafia family); then those stocks were split and converted into Warner Communications stock.
The silent film actress was actually the third largest shareholder in Warner’s back when Jack ripped off his brothers.
And after the former A lister was legally emancipated her lawyers got control of those shares, which were split and given par value through the Time-Warner deals, AOL deals, etc.
Today, the former A lister is the majority owner of two shell companies that control those minority limited partnership shares and the voting stock power.
Yet, she’s not even involved in her production company having any deals at WB.
So other people are proxies for her and her company.
Proxies also representing other families.
It’s quite an amazing maze.
Oh yeah, those smart lawyers for the silent film actress and later for the former A lister?
A legal legend named Sidney Korshak.
Quite the legend himself.
He greased the wheels for the mob in Hollywood.
Former child actress: Drew Barrymore – Flower Films
Grandfather: John Barrymore
Silent film actress: Dolores Costello
Sidney Roy Korshak (June 6, 1907 – January 20, 1996) was a lawyer and “fixer” for businessmen in the upper echelons of power and the Chicago Outfit in the United States.
His reputation as the Chicago mob’s man in Los Angeles made him one of Hollywood’s most fabled and influential fixers.
His partnership with Chicago mobsters led him to be named “…the most powerful lawyer in the world” by the FBI. – Source
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