Academy retropsective, January 2000
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Billy Wilder

In January 2000, Billy Wilder, left, and director Curtis Hanson attend a retrospective of Wilder’s work hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills. (AFP)
In May 2000, Christie’s in Los Angeles auctions some of Billy Wilder’s Lichtenstein paintings. (KEN HIVELY / LAT)
“He captured the times with the lack of bad sentimentality. . . . That’s what I love,” says Cameron Crowe, right, of filmmaker Billy Wilder, 93. (“Conversations With Wilder”)
Cameron Crowe, left, Billy Wilder, Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon attend a Vanity Fair book party in October 1999. (Berliner Studio)
In December 1999, the Louis Stern Fine Arts gallery in West Hollywood hosts an exhibit of photos from Billy Wilder’s films. (KEN HIVELY / LAT)
Billy Wilder autographs a book in December 1999. (KEN HIVELY / LAT)
Billy Wilder in the 1998 documentary “Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy.” (Everett Collection)
Billy Wilder at his Beverly Hills office in February 1997. (CON KEYES / LAT)
In March 1996, Billy Wilder, left, gets an animated description at the opening of “Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945" at the Geffen Contemporary museum. (Lee Salem)
Billy Wilder at 72. (AP)
Filmmaker Billy Wilder on the set of his movie “Sunset Boulevard.” (Kobal Collection)
Billy Wilder poses with Gina Lollobrigida backstage at the 1960 Academy Awards. (AMPAS)
Billy Wilder dances with Jack Lemmon on the set of the director’s comedy “Some Like It Hot.” (Kobal Collection)
Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe on the set of “The Seven Year Itch.” (Everett Collection)
Billy Wilder, standing on the table, with his family in Poland. (“Conversations with Wilder” )