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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.55) 1934
"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Anthony Slide

Columbia University Press

In these diary entries written between January and October 1934, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: meeting John Van Druten, who mentioned a report from Hollywood about director George Cukor and his film Little Women; going to Miami by train to meet George Abbot; traveling by plane to Barbados, where he was met by Alice Duer Miller and Irving and Ellin Berlin; receiving a wire from Otto Liveright, who asked if Brackett would accept a Hollywood job now; traveling by train to New York; consulting Alexander Woollcott as to the advisability of showing the manuscript of his book Entirely Surrounded to Dorothy Parker; going to the Paramount studio, where he saw producer Merritt Hulburd and met screenwriter Keene Thompson; luncheon with Beatrice and Don Stewart; going to see The House of Rothschild at Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater; having a conversation with Arthur Hornblow about his script Pursuit of Happiness; and having a conference with Louise Long.

Keywords:   John Van Druten, Otto Liveright, Alexander Woollcott, Entirely Surrounded, Paramount, The House of Rothschild, Pursuit of Happiness

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