In these diary entries written between January and December 1942, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: going to see Louisiana Purchase, declared by Y. Frank Freeman as the best picture Paramount ever made; having lunch with Sam Goldwyn at his studio, together with Billy Wilder; waking to news that actress Carole Lombard had died in a plane crash with twenty other passengers while returning from a bond selling tour; having lunch with Rosalind Russell and her agent as well as Bill Dover of the Feldman office and Frederick Brisson; litening to Winston Churchill's speech announcing the surrender of Singapore; conferring with Nat Deverich regarding Paramount contract and contract terms; consulting with Wilder, Bill Dozier, and Buddy De Sylva about Eighty Days around the World; having lunch with Alice Duer Miller, who arrived from Tucson, Arizona; ran Dishonored, an old spy picture with Marlene Dietrich; meeting David Selznick to tell him the story of Five Graves to Cairo.
Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .