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    Billy Wilder Fortune Cookie Archive Including Letter from Walter Matthau. This extensive lot from Wilder's 1966 comedy classic includes a document signed by Wilder's writing partner, I.A.L. Diamond; typed letters from Wilder (no signatures); typed signed letters to Wilder from Walter Matthau (signed "Love, Walter"), Art Mondell, Walter Mirisch, and Marvin Mirisch; six b&w 8" x 10" production stills (no stars); three cast and credits lists; cost and budget list; April 20, 1966, shooting schedule; newspaper and magazine reviews; and the February 21, 1967, issue of Daily Variety with Wilder's address label attached. In Very Good condition with original folds, some wear, age toning, creases, and fire damage. From the Billy Wilder Archive.

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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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