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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 1945, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: talking to Henry Ginsberg, who asked Brackett to give the script for To Each His Own to Mitchell Leisen; seeing the first full rough cut of the picture The Lost Weekend; working with Billy Wilder on Bill of Goods; discussing Dr. Knock with Wilder and Jose Ferrer; going to a board meeting at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; having breakfast with Mervyn LeRoy; going to a preview of The Lost Weekend in San Bernardino, California; having a talk with John Lund; having lunch with Sheila Graham and Harry Mines; lunching with director George Cukor; driving to Long Beach to a showing of To Each His Own; learning the news of Paramount being picketed shut by the Conference of Studio Unions; and having lunch with Katherine Ann Porter, who was put on The Duchess of Suds.

Keywords:   Henry Ginsberg, To Each His Own, The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder, Jose Ferrer, board meeting, Paramount

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