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Diaries of Charles Brackett lift curtain on Hollywood's Golden Era
Diaries of Charles Brackett lift curtain on Hollywood's Golden Era

In screenwriter Charles Brackett's diary entry for Aug. 18, 1936, he recalls working for the first time with Billy Wilder, with whom Paramount had paired him to write the comedy "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife." "Worked with Billy Wilder, who paces constantly, has over-extravagant ideas, but is stimulating," Brackett writes. "He has humor — a kind of humor that sparks with mine." And thus began one of the most successful collaborations in film history. Brackett and Wilder penned several classic films, including director Ernst Lubitsch's 1938 "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife" and 1939 romantic comedy "Ninotchka," and Howard...

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