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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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(p.45) 1933
"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Anthony Slide

Columbia University Press

In these diary entries written between January and November 1933, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: going to see the movies Secrets of the French Police and Frisco Jenny; going to Monty Woolley's house for a cocktail party; going to Alexander Woollcott's place, finding Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne there having tea; going to see Forsaking All Others, the Tallulah Bankhead play, with wife Elizabeth; having a conversation with Clifton Webb, who talked about the frightful time his mother had when he was born; moving his things to Otto Liveright's apartment; and going to The Green Bay Tree, the play produced by Jed Harris.

Keywords:   Hollywood, Frisco Jenny, Alexander Woollcott, Forsaking All Others, Otto Liveright, The Green Bay Tree, Jed Harris

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