Hal Ashby: Interviews and Billy Wilder
, Movie Maker are valuable contributions to the scholarship on two Hollywood filmmakers whose auteur status is often questioned by critics.
1 -- 2; 1 -- color) The black-walled auditorium at the new Billy Wilder
Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood features 294 pink-leather seats -- plus one, in brown, situated about where the director used to like to sit when screening his movies.
In this respect the new book cannot compete with Zolotow's 1977 biography, Billy Wilder
in Hollywood, now in its third edition.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles received an $11 million gift from legendary film director Billy Wilder
and his wife, Audrey.
For Billy Wilder
, the stamp background artwork was inspired by Some Like It Hot, a farce about two male musicians (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) who seek refuge from gangsters by posing as members of an all-girl band featuring luscious singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe).
Screenwriters Aline Brosh McKenna and Robert Harling try to replicate the machine-gun dialogue that Billy Wilder
achieved so effortlessly, establishing the attraction between the characters through continual bickering.
It reads, "Born in Austria but named after Buffalo Bill, Billy Wilder
arrived in Hollywood thoroughly versed in American culture--and promptly began turning out movies more 'American' in setting and sensibility than those helped by his homegrown colleagues.
If this were the only film Billy Wilder
ever made it would be enough to guarantee him immortality.
HOLLYWOOD legend Billy Wilder
, the Austrian-born cynic whose gifts for writing and directing led to such classics as Sunset Boulevard, Some Like it Hot and Double Indemnity, has died at the age of 95.
In downtown Manhattan, source of the rectangular office block and setting for the archetypal functional office (best depicted in The Apartment made by Billy Wilder
in 1960), Pesce has created an exuberant playpen for the employees of a technologically sophisticated firm practicing virtual reality.
With a cumulative value of over $175,000,Marilyn items to be auctioned off are also highlighted by Travilla's original costume design of the single most famous dress in Hollywood history -- the billowy, white crepe halter-top dress and sunburst-pleated skirt he created for Monroe for her classic subway wind scene in the 1955 Billy Wilder
film "The Seven Year Itch," which exposed Marilyn's legs and thighs to the world.
Which 1950 Billy Wilder
film became an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?