In these diary entries written between January and December 1946, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: going to a preview of To Each His Own; having lunch with Billy Wilder and Joan Fontaine; lunched with Ruth Waterbury; having dinner with David Selznick for Henry Luce of Life and Time; winning an Academy award for “Best Written Screenplay of 1945” for The Lost Weekend with Wilder, who also won as “Best Director”; attending a luncheon for Joe Breen of the Production Code Administration; going to a Screen Writers Guild luncheon meeting; going to Ernst Lubitsch's house with Richard Haydn; perfecting a full slogan for Paramount called “The Strawless Brick Company Doesn't Make Better Mousetraps”; driving to Long Beach for the preview of The Emperor Waltz; and having a conference with Frank Butler and D. A. Doran, who were wildly enthusiastic about Sorry, Wrong Number and also eager for Brackett to go ahead with The Giaconda Smile.
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