How to create a monster

Hirsh, Michael; McKillop, Peter
November 1994
Bulletin with Newsweek;11/1/94, Vol. 116 Issue 5944, p72
Reports on the rift between Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and its subsidiary MCA. Chairman Masaharu Matsushita's trip to California in efforts to patch up relations with MCA founder Lew Wasserman and president Sidney Sheinberg; MCA's displeasure over Matsushita's consistent rebuffing of MCA's attempts to bring the studio up to speed; Saga of Sony and Matsushita in Hollywood.


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