Tag: Billy Wilder

March 1, 2013 /

My angels, this has been a whack-a-do year… And, I am going to take a short break from blogging to confer with the publishers of my… ro·man à clef   /rōˌmän ä ˈklā/ Noun A novel in which real people or events appear with invented names. If I were still young…

February 24, 2013 /

Via my friend Martin: Sat, February 23, 2013 2:31:06 PM Sunset Boulevard – At Oscar time I thought we could use a Billy Wilder comment! Martin In Hollywood, Paramount arranged a private screening for the various studio heads and specially invited guests. ” Louis B. Mayer berated Wilder before the…

February 21, 2013 /

That’s the director, lurking in the background, with his trademark owl framed spectacles. When I was a tyke my father took me to a retrospective screening at the DGA of SOME LIKE IT HOT – a then elderly Billy Wilder and Tony Curtis presided. The screening was packed and the…

February 18, 2013 /

From inspection at the fabricators: To Oscar’s big night out:

February 17, 2013 /

See, four Oscars – I forgot to mention Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett won best screenplay as well. It’s been a harbinger of things to come for a long time… Billy Wilder wins Best Director for “The Lost Weekend” at the Golden Globes.