Mini Tribute: Billy Wilder at Work

Born June 22, 1906 Legendary Director Billy Wilder!

There’s really nothing ‘mini’ about this Tribute except for a lack of ‘written’ content — but, really, anything I could say here would be a gross understatement anyway. So, here is a Pictorial Tribute to Billy Wilder ‘at work,’ featuring behind-the-scenes photos from some of his most memorable films.


Some Like It Hot (1959):

Billy Wilder directing filming Some Like It Hot, Tony Curtis, Marilyn MonroeBilly Wilder filming Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe

Tony Curtis and Billy Wilder on set of Some Like It HotTony Curtis and Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot behind the scenesBilly Wilder and Jack Lemmon


The Apartment (1960):

Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in The ApartmentBilly Wilder directs Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine

Tony Curtis visits Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon on the set of The ApartmentTony Curtis visits Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon on the set


The Seven Year Itch (1955):

Billy Wilder directs Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in The Seven Year ItchBilly Wilder directing Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell

Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder on the set of Seven Year ItchMarilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder, Monroe in the iconic Subway Grate Dress

Billy Wilder and Marily Monroe Subway Grate Scene in Seven Year ItchBilly Wilder and Marilyn Monroe preparing for the iconic Subway Grate Scene

The Seven Year Itch Subway Scene, Marilyn Monroe, Billy Wilder, Tom Ewell behind the scenesBilly WilderMarilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell


Double Indemnity (1944):

Barbara Stanwyck and Billy Wilder on set of Double IndemnityBarbara Stanwyck and Billy Wilder


Sunset Blvd (1950):

 Billy Wilder, Gloria Swanson and Cecil B. Demille on set of Sunset Blvd Billy Wilder, Gloria Swanson and Cecil B. Demille

Billy Wilder behind camera shoots and directs Gloria Swanson in Sunset BlvdBilly Wilder behind the camera filming Gloria Swanson

Billy Wilder directs and shoots William Holden and Gloria Swanson on Sunset BlvdBilly Wilder filming Gloria Swanson and William Holden


 Witness for the Prosecution (1957):

Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Billy Wilder during filming of Witness for the ProsecutionCharles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power and Billy Wilder


Sabrina (1954):

William Holden, Audrey Hepburn & Billy Wilder together during filming of Sabrina...William Holden, Audrey Hepburn and Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart on set of SabrinaBilly Wilder directing Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart


–Annmarie for Classic Movie Hub






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