Sound-on-film, however, would soon become the standard for talking pictures.
By the early 1930s, the talkies were a global phenomenon.
The inappropriate contact occurred at a dinner party hosted at one of Balazs’ London hotels following the premiere of “Horrible Bosses 2.” According to the report, Balazs stuck his hand underneath Anka’s skirt and grabbed her crotch.
In response, Bateman spit his gum in the Balazs’ face and the couple left the hotel.
In the United States, they helped secure Hollywood's position as one of the world's most powerful cultural/commercial centers of influence (see Cinema of the United States).