The picture pride of Hollywood:
Too many fall from great and good
For you to doubt the likelihood.
Die early and avoid the fate
Or if predestined to die late,
Make up your mind to die in state.
Make the whole stock exchange your own!
If need be, occupy a throne
Where nobody can call you crone.
Some have relied on what they knew,
Others on being simply true.
What worked for them might work for you.
No memory of having starred
Atones for later disregard
Or keeps the end from being hard.
Better to go down dignified
With boughten friendship at your side
Than none at all. Provide, provide!