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    Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett The Lost Weekend Production Archive. When Paramount's The Lost Weekend, directed by Billy Wilder from a screenplay by Wilder and Charles Brackett, opened in 1945, the film broke new ground in Hollywood. It went on to win four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Ray Milland's powerful, realistic performance as alcoholic Don Birnam, a self-tortured novelist suffering from writer's block. This unique, original Paramount production archive-loaded with superb noir content-includes a typed letter from Raymond Chandler to Brackett, a copy of the original script, publicity materials, Paramount Pictures censorship file regarding the movie, telegrams and interoffice memos to and from Wilder and Brackett, letters of congratulation from Jack Warner, Hal B. Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck, James M. Cain, E. A. Dupont, John Houseman, and others, and other items. The condition of this extraordinary, unique lot ranges from Very Good to Fine, with some toning, creasing, edge chipping, and staining. From the Billy Wilder Archive.

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