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    Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett The Lost Weekend Original Photos and Negatives. This group from Billy Wilder's 1945 Paramount drama The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland in his Oscar-winning role as an alcoholic writer, includes: four b&w 8" x 10" photos of Wilder and Bracket embracing, used to publicize the film; eight original b&w 4" x 5" negatives used to print the aforementioned "embrace" photos; b&w 8" x 10" copy of a cartoon based on the film, published in the London News Chronicle, October 1945; and 12.5" x 18" poster featuring the text: "Paramount extends heartiest congratulations to Billy Wilder honored with the LOOK Achievement Award for his direction of "The Lost Weekend"/Billy Wilder has also been nominated for an Academy Award for the best achievement in directing." The poster has some minor staining from an office fire on the reverse; otherwise, items are in overall Fine condition. From the Billy Wilder Archive.

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