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"It's the Pictures That Got Small"Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age$
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Anthony Slide

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167086

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.001.0001

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"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Anthony Slide

Columbia University Press

In these diary entries written between January and December 1943, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: conferring with Dodie Smith regarding her revisions in the script for The Uninvited; waiting to see Peter Van Eyck act; having a talk with Richard Haydn, whose proposed marriage was to be postponed till after World War II; reading The Uninvited to Lew Allen; telling Lew Allen the possibility of taking him on as director for The Uninvited; collaborating with Billy Wilder in writing an introductory title to Five Graves to Cairo; talking to Wilder about the possibility of getting Greta Garbo for Olympia; having a consultation with Wilder and Raymond Chandler; lunching with Frank Partos; and calling on Buddy De Sylva in recognition of Brackett's contract with Paramount.

Keywords:   Dodie Smith, The Uninvited, Richard Haydn, Lew Allen, Billy Wilder, Paramount

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