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First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author Leonard Gershe to the great film director Billy Wilder and his wife, the actress Audrey Young, whom he met on the set at Paramount during the filming of Wilder's film The Lost Weekend.' Inscribed: For Billy and Aud: With an awful lot of love from Leonard. Oct. 1970. Billy Wilder's legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. Gershe wrote the original screenplay Funny Face, and the book for the Broadway Musical Destry Rides Again. Touch of darkening to the edges, else a fine copy in a near fine bright dust jacket with one tiny tear. The basis of the 1972 film with a screenplay by Gershe, starring Edward Albert and Goldie Hawn.