|Left: Hitchcock. Right: Wilder directing Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon in the final scene of "The Apartment¨.|
"The Apartment" premiered on 15 June 1960 in New York. Two weeks later, Alfred Hitchcock wrote fellow director Billy Wilder the following letter:
Via: cinephilia & beyond
June 29, 1960
Mr. Billy Wilder
10375 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Dear Mr Wilder,
I saw THE APARTMENT the other day.
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it, and how beautifully made.
I felt this so much that I was impelled to drop you this note.
Alfred Hitchcock (signed)