Audrey Hepburn on set of Sabrina

Audrey Hepburn with Billy Wilder and William Wyler during the filming of Sabrina, 1953. 

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Check out Billy Wilder and his wife Audrey Wilder, shot by Helmut Newton right here 

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Billy Wilder sitting on a Charles Eames chair right here

Billy Wilder, Audrey Hepburn and William Wyler

Barbara Stanwyck still shots from “Double Indemnity”.

Barbara Stanwyck’s still shots for Double Indemnity (1944, by Billy Wilder) by Bud Fraker.

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Here is Billy Wilder & his wife Audrey, in a kick-ass portrait by Helmut Newton!

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Audrey & Billy Wilder by Helmut Newton

Billy & Audrey Wilder, 1985 by Helmut NEWTON.

“Audrey Wilder Born on Oct. 30, 1922, in Los Angeles, Young had mostly bit roles in several Paramount films during the 1940s. She met Wilder in 1944 on the Paramount Studios set of The Lost Weekend, which would win him the first of two Oscars for best director. They wed in 1949 and remained married until his death in 2002 at 95.” Read about her death here

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Billy & Audrey Wilder, 1985 by Helmut NEWTON

Billy Wilder on a Charles Eames chair !

Charles Eames, architect and furniture designer extraordinaire, who has created many an important modern chair, was great friends with director Billy Wilder.Who would have thought?

He created for his friend the “Eames Chair”and this shot was taken with the director playfully rocking back & forth on this new piece of furniture.  Unknown photographer.

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Tribute to authors & screenwriters: Billy Wilder

No list of screenwriters could ever be complete without the one and only Billy Wilder.
Wilder made use of his scripts to transgress Hollywood censorship by depicting taboo topics to the American mainstream, such as cross-dressing in Some Like It Hot and addiction in The Lost Weekend. To his credit are some of the US most classical films and spellbinding noirs, such as Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment(1960).
Hotel del Coronado, where Some Like it Hot was filmed in 1958 and thus became an iconic place, commemorated Billy Wilder with the stamp you see below.

© The American Postal service’s Billy Wilder stamp, featuring the director/screenwriter, Marilyn Monroe & the hotel Coronado in the back.