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Had begun to work with Dr. Watson on a new somewhat sex-riddled film about a butler who becomes sexually obsessed with a maid who has been temporarily lured to serve at a large dinner party. I looked, according to Mr. Wood, like a horny butler. Would I like to come up to the barn and try out for the role? This meant my meeting the great man, so naturally I agreed (though I knew nothing about acting or sex and was uninterested in both forms of exercise). I was hired, forced to shave off my mustache (a traumatic experience), work was done on the film, but it was never finished.
Brandt wrote pop tunes but needed a lyricist, and Wilder signed on because he was “so eager to become part of the song world” (Elegant Refuge, 22). Wilder wrote lyrics with titles like “Yes, Today? ” and “Life’s Just Funny That Way,” and he and his partner made the rounds of New York publishers hawking their wares. One of their songs, “Day after Day,” was actually published but then “just laid there like a dog in summer” (Letters I Never Mailed, 108). Eventually, however, their persistence paid off.
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