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He had three "Rollsroysa", two butlers, a maid, a French governess, two cooks, two drivers. Every morning he spent two rounds in the boxing ring, boxing with middleweight champion Kid McCoy. Going on a trip, he booked a private car.Now all this came to an end. Depression deprived of his condition, and resignation - power. Weeks cheerful by nature Lasky grimly sat in the comfort of home, or spend hours wandering along the beach in Santamonica, and his family feared he might have tried to kill herself.Gradually Lasky left the state of depression, he returned to work. He became an independent producer, collaborated with "Fox Studios", but to the position which he was once held, he had not risen. "Now everything has changed - says Betty Lasky.- He's probably in his life he did not pasted any brands scored no phone number. He always had a secretary. He never went to market. All this was a real discovery for him, it was all fun and exciting. He began again to drive itself - the driver was no more. He loved to drive fast and not afraid of anything. "All this was a small consolation, but nothing else to do but Jesse Lasky. If Laski and contemplated suicide, it was because he understood deprived of success, he lost more than just material wealth. For Laski, like most Jews of Hollywood, film production was a metaphor for his own life.Wealth made it possible to simulate the life of Native Americans and get unlimited pass to the real America. Luxury life never is cheap.When in 1941 to stand trial on charges of tax evasion brought Joe Schenck, brother Nick Schenk and studio head, "Twentieth Century - Fox" costs tycoon first became public. Secretary Schenk showed that in the safe in his office boss always kept 50,000 "pocket money".According to the testimony of an accountant Schenk, his client spent in the year 17 thousand dollars on hotels, fifteen hundred to laundries, 5000 for meat, 3000 on oil and gasoline for cars, $ 500 for a barber, 32,000 to charity and 63,000 on the "exchange "that, as it turned out, meant his gambling debts.These costs do not include French lessons, travel to Cuba on a yacht, the cost of receptions and expensive gifts. However, imitation of the aristocracy from the east coast was not only cost money. Sacrificed and all more or less normal family life.From a safe haven from a hostile world family turned into a means to demonstrate their aristocratic society. Movie Lost Worlds: Hitler's Supercity
. If the studio has replaced many of the family, the family has become a kind of studio. In this family drama each was assigned a role.Children had to be not only healthy and attractive, but also embody porodistost and ability to hold on, what was lacking their fathers. Many of them, this role made miserable. Eugene Zukor recalls how his father insisted that he did everything perfectly, because of the shouting of each slip.