... is the
guest speaker scheduled for the 138th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to
convene on December 19, 2005.
Bob Weber on "The Economics of
the Studio Systerm in the Film Industry."
This meeting will wrap our
Year of Ayn Rand theme. Bob will bring his considerable intellect
and wide experience in and around the film industry to discuss the studio
system, the demise of which has gone somewhat unlamented until recently.
Bob will explain how the studio
system developed, why it made economic sense, and why it was fair and equitable.
About Bob Weber
Bob Weber is a longtime libertarian
activist and native Californian. He became hooked on activism after
he was part of the crowd that filled Dodger Stadium to hear Barry Goldwater
campaign for President in 1964 and call for making Social Security voluntary,
selling off the TVA, and getting the government off the people's backs.
Bob was also at the Pauley Pavilion in 1969 when Black Panther Eldridge
Cleaver called for "Black Power, White Power, and an end to Pig Power."
Bob sees no contradiction in this.
Bob has held so many offices in
the Libertarian Party that he's lost count. He's served as Southern
Vice Chair, Chair of L.A. County, on the State Executive Committee, and
is currently serving on the Judicial Committee. He's run for government
office many times, and has a perfect record of never winning.
Bob graduated from UCLA in 1973
with a B.S. in chemistry. He's worked in the film industry his entire
adult life, and has been a film history buff throughout.
ADDENDUM: David Harmon took
this image at the above meeting.