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Darryl Zanuck typed letter regarding Billy Wilder

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Darryl Zanuck typed letter regarding Billy Wilder
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Darryl Zanuck typed letter regarding Billy Wilder. One page typewritten letter, marked “Confidential” from Darryl F. Zanuck to Charles Feldman dated November 12, 1954, regarding Billy Wilder’s exorbitant shooting schedule for The Seven Year Itch. It reads (in full):

“Dear Charlie:


I do not want to bring up an argument again as there is no use crying over spilled milk. For your own information, SEVEN YEAR ITCH was scheduled for 35 days but it took 48 days to make it. This is only 9 days less than it took us to photograph THE ROBE. I know you will say that we did not have Marilyn Monroe in THE ROBE. Let me combat this argument by telling you that we made HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE in 34 days and this was at a time when we were experimenting with Cinema-Scope and the cast included Monroe. These are accurate figures and I am only reciting them to you for the purpose of trying to set you straight. Wilder did a sensational job from the standpoint of quality. He certainly did not do a sensational job from the standpoint of shooting time and schedule. Regards, [signed] ‘Darryl’”

Original binder holes at the top. Fantastic content from Zanuck regarding one of the most revered directors of the 20th century. Fine condition.