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"It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Anthony Slide


Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,” collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd. (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, this book clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our know ... More

Keywords: diaries, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Hollywood, New Yorker, Golden Age, Paramount, Universal, MGM, entertainment industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167086
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Slide, editor

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