"Jimmy Stewart was there, the Lemmons, quite a few people. Suddenly surprised at the abrupt ending to the evening, they began filing out.
"The next day, I talked to Billy. 'Next time, you might just say goodnight and go to bed, and everybody would get the idea.' Wilder looked at me. 'What,' he said, 'and appear rude!?'"
[Wilder once gave Tony Curtis a word of advice: "The only two things you worry about are how tight your pants are and how big your billing is." (Premiere magazine)]