Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
The Lost Weekend (1945, dir. Billy Wilder)
“Don’t wipe it away, Nat. Let me have my little vicious circle. You  know, the circle is the perfect geometric figure. No end, no beginning.”

The Lost Weekend (1945, dir. Billy Wilder)

“Don’t wipe it away, Nat. Let me have my little vicious circle. You know, the circle is the perfect geometric figure. No end, no beginning.”

Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray on the set of Double Indemnity (1944, dir. Billy Wilder)
Wartime food shortages meant that security guards were posted to protect the real cans of food in the grocery store from sticky-fingered cast & crew members. Despite this, the aggrieved store owner reported to the LA Times that some scoundrel had managed to pinch a can of peaches & four bars of laundry soap. 
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Barbara Stanwyck Fred MacMurray on the set of Double Indemnity (1944, dir. Billy Wilder)

Wartime food shortages meant that security guards were posted to protect the real cans of food in the grocery store from sticky-fingered cast & crew members. Despite this, the aggrieved store owner reported to the LA Times that some scoundrel had managed to pinch a can of peaches & four bars of laundry soap. 

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Marilyn Monroe & Billy Wilder in contact sheets for Some Like it Hot (1959) (Magnum)

Marilyn Monroe & Billy Wilder in contact sheets for Some Like it Hot (1959) (Magnum)

Marilyn Monroe in contact sheets for Some Like it Hot (1959, dir. Billy Wilder) (Magnum)

Marilyn Monroe in contact sheets for Some Like it Hot (1959, dir. Billy Wilder) (Magnum)

The Emperor Waltz (1948, dir. Billy Wilder) (via)

The Emperor Waltz (1948, dir. Billy Wilder) (via)