Oral history interview with Billy Wilder

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wilder95
Creators:
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1995 February 14
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording, master (30 min.)
analog
8 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Billy Wilder conducted 1995 February 14, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Wilder discusses his early days in Austria, first interest in art, and his flight to the United States.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Billy Wilder (1906-2002) was a filmmaker and art collector from Beverly Hills, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for transcription provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 30 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Filmmakers -- California -- Beverly Hills -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilder, Billy, 1906- -- Art collections Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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