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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 October 1940, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: listening to Jacques Théry go over and over various storylines; meeting William LeBaron, who said he wanted to keep Brackett and Billy Wilder but could not snatch writers away from Arthur Hornblow; meeting Hornblow, whom Wilder had apparently promised to urge Brackett to do Polonaise rather than Ghost Time; spending the day at the studio discussing Charles Boyer possibilities; having lunch with Sam Goldwyn, who wanted Brackett and Wilder to do a picture for him; and dining at the Goldwyns with Elza and Edwin Schallert, parents of actor William Schallert.

Keywords:   Jacques Théry, William LeBaron, Billy Wilder, Arthur Hornblow, Sam Goldwyn, Edwin Schallert, Polonaise

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