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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 1944, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: calling on Buddy De Silva, suggesting the possibility of doing The Count of Luxembourg with Bob Hope; finishing Thieves Like Us and beginning Amok; going to see the first sneak preview of Double Indemnity; going to De Sylva's office with Billy Wilder to discuss future plans; discussing Olympia with art director Hans Dreier and producer George Berthelon; seeing the first reels of We Were Dancing, which he and Wilder worked on; receiving a call from Ernst Lubitsch, who congratulated him on The Uninivited; calling John Van Druten to ask if he would direct To Each His Own; having a talk with George Cukor about directing To Each His Own; and seeing all the cut stuff on Lost Weekend.

Keywords:   Buddy De Silva, The Count of Luxembourg, Billy Wilder, Ernst Lubitsch, John Van Druten, To Each His Own, George Cukor

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