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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.66) 1936
"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Anthony Slide

Columbia University Press

In these diary entries written between January and December 1936, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: taking the train to New York, where he stayed at the University Club; having luncheon with Edna Ferber, Dorothy Parker, and Alan Campbell; reading The Hollywood Reporter's review of the film Rose of the Rancho; having lunch with Ruth Chatterton; learning about the death of John Gilbert; having luncheon with Ruth Waterbury; writing a couple of scenes for the script 13 Hours by Air; sponsored a lecture on Nazism, a Menace to World Peace by the Earl of Listowel; going alone to a theater in Glendale, California for a preview of Woman Trip; dining with Syd and Laura Perelman; going to see the film The Great Ziegfeld; dining with Jimmy Whale and David Lewis; attending an Authors Guild Council Meeting; reading Jim Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice; and going to Paramount and read a script prepared for Ben Schulberg and to be directed by Richard Wallace.

Keywords:   John Gilbert, Nazism, Woman Trip, The Great Ziegfeld, Paramount

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