skip to content
On Sunset Boulevard : the life and times of Billy Wilder Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

On Sunset Boulevard : the life and times of Billy Wilder

Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment - Billy Wilder's cinematic legacy - is unparalleled in Hollywood history. Not only did he direct these landmark films and twenty-one others over the course of forty years in Tinseltown, he wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and supremely driven to create, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sikov, Ed.
On Sunset Boulevard.
New York : Hyperion, 1998
(OCoLC)606242000
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Sikov
ISBN: 0786861940 9780786861941 0786885033 9780786885039
OCLC Number: 39001280
Description: ix, 675 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1: 1906-1933 --
From Kraków to Vienna --
Daredevil reporter --
Just a gigolo --
In the fog of the Metropolis --
Taking off --
Escape --
pt. 2: 1934-1941 --
To Hollywood --
Coupled --
Heil darling! --
Ball of fire --
pt. 3: 1941-1950 --
Mr. director --
Double indemnity --
Reeling --
Proof --
Cheers --
Homesick --
Sunset boulevard --
pt. 4: 1951-1956 --
Ace in the hole --
Calculations --
Audrey --
Troubles --
pt. 5: 1957-1961 --
In the afternoon --
Some like it hot --
The apartment --
pt. 6: 1961-1970 --
Selling it --
Kiss me, stupid --
Fake --
Heartbreak --
pt. 7: 1971-1998 --
Love and death --
Fedora --
"Nice working with you" --
In turnaround.
Responsibility: by Ed Sikov.
More information:

Abstract:

"Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment - Billy Wilder's cinematic legacy - is unparalleled in Hollywood history. Not only did he direct these landmark films and twenty-one others over the course of forty years in Tinseltown, he wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and supremely driven to create, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who spoke no English; ten years later he was calling his own shots and directing his own scripts, and he stayed on top of the game for the next three decades. On Sunset Boulevard is the story of his rich, funny, inexhaustible, and exhilarating life."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39001280>
library:oclcnum"39001280"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87006130>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Motion picture producers and directors--United States"@en
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1998"
schema:description"pt. 1: 1906-1933 -- From Kraków to Vienna -- Daredevil reporter -- Just a gigolo -- In the fog of the Metropolis -- Taking off -- Escape -- pt. 2: 1934-1941 -- To Hollywood -- Coupled -- Heil darling! -- Ball of fire -- pt. 3: 1941-1950 -- Mr. director -- Double indemnity -- Reeling -- Proof -- Cheers -- Homesick -- Sunset boulevard -- pt. 4: 1951-1956 -- Ace in the hole -- Calculations -- Audrey -- Troubles -- pt. 5: 1957-1961 -- In the afternoon -- Some like it hot -- The apartment -- pt. 6: 1961-1970 -- Selling it -- Kiss me, stupid -- Fake -- Heartbreak -- pt. 7: 1971-1998 -- Love and death -- Fedora -- "Nice working with you" -- In turnaround."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/20489150>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"On Sunset Boulevard : the life and times of Billy Wilder"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39001280>
schema:reviewBody""Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment - Billy Wilder's cinematic legacy - is unparalleled in Hollywood history. Not only did he direct these landmark films and twenty-one others over the course of forty years in Tinseltown, he wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and supremely driven to create, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who spoke no English; ten years later he was calling his own shots and directing his own scripts, and he stayed on top of the game for the next three decades. On Sunset Boulevard is the story of his rich, funny, inexhaustible, and exhilarating life."--Jacket."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.