Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler did not get along. At all.
The contentious, often hilarious, collaboration between legendary screenwriter-director Billy Wilder and mystery novelist Raymond Chandler is the subject of a new play, “Billy & Ray,” opening April 5 at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
Two Jewish pioneers of the popular culture, comedian Milton Berle and director Billy Wilder, died last week in Los Angeles.
Billy Wilder made movies -- not auteur films in the manner of Truffaut, not carefully composed scenes like Hitchcock, not "cinema." But movies that were mostly witty and almost always entertaining.