Readers inquired about the scaled down ceremony, I thought I’d supply the visual, and yes – these statuettes were plaster: From left to right, Van Heflin, Greer Garson, James Cagney, and Theresa Wright.
Tag: Billy Wilder
What was your particular process when writing and – later – revising IIHK? As you wrote the novel did some parts come easier than others? And were any aspects heavily revised? Now you’re making me work! Let’s see, I finished the first draft of the book a little over two…
Professor Bertram Potts: What’re you gonna do? Sugarpuss O’Shea: I’m going to show you what yum-yum is. Here’s yum. [kisses him] Sugarpuss O’Shea: Here’s the other yum. [kisses him again] Sugarpuss O’Shea: And here’s yum-yum. [gives a long kiss that knocks him backwards onto a chair]
Here’s the set up: Ninotchka commenting on western decadence – (looking at a ladies’ hat in a display window) How can such a civilization survive which permits their women to put things like that on their heads? It won’t be long now comrades. And then she meets Melvyn Douglas and…
“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” Marilyn Monroe
A comedic everyman who played foil to the bombshells of an era recounts what happened that night in New York when they shot the famous subway scene. .