Billy Wilder in Hollywood

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 396 pages
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(Limelight). "A double delight: a richly entertaining biography of both screenwriter-director Wilder and his milieu Hollywood... a fascinating montage of a man whose talents and quirks, virtues and faults, are endlessly engrossing. Electrifying opinions of those with whom he has worked and the original casting choices for his films are often surprising: Mae West was his first choice for Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and Mary Pickford was his second! A first-rate book about a complicated, talented curmudgeon." After Dark
 

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Contents

A FIRSTCLASS REPORTER IS AVAILABLE
19
WAITER BRING ME A DANCER
31
NEXT TIME ERICH POMMER
39
HELLO TO HOLLYWOOD
47
BOY MEETS BOY
55
THE CLOCKWORK MECHANISM
63
THE SECRET HISTORY OF NINOTCHKA
75
A COCKROACH FOR CHARLES BOYER
87
SUNSET BOULEVARD
149
THE SONS OF BILLY WILDER
173
AUDREY AND BILLY
205
WILDER THE WIT
229
PLEASE DONT SCARE THE PIGEONS
239
THE OTHER REAL BILLY WILDERS
273
DIVERSIONS
293
UNHEEDED ADVICE FROM MOSS HART
311

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
97
GOING TO A MASQUERADE PARTY
103
THE LISTS OF RAYMOND CHANDLER
111
THE LOST MOVIE
125
EUROPE LOST THE MOVIE FOUND
135
BILLYS DAUGHTER
141
THE END OF THE SEARCH
335
AUF WIEDERSEHEN
345
FILMOGRAPHY
364
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
378
INDEX
382
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