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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.98) 1937
"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Anthony Slide

Columbia University Press

In these diary entries written between January and December 1937, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: attending a conference at Ernst Lubitsch's home to discuss the script for Bluebeard's Eighth Wife; having dinner at Frank Partos's house with Billy Wilder and screenwriter Irwin Gelsey; having a conference with William LeBaron; going to a Screen Writers Guild meeting at Lillian Hellman's house; having luncheon with Robert Montgomery, Harry Rapf, and George Fitzmaurice; working on the script French without Tears at the studio; recieving new assignment from Arthur Hornblow for Midnight; and asking Hornblow for a conference regarding the story Brackett and Wilder were working on.

Keywords:   Ernst Lubitsch, Frank Partos, Billy Wilder, Screen Writers Guild, Robert Montgomery, French without Tears

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