when william wyler came to capital

As for Mr. Wyler himself, considered by many (and with good reason) to be the greatest living American film director, he charmed everyone in sight without even trying. His unassuming, genial, down-to-earth manner was in sharp contrast to the posturings of some of the other famed guests present. A mark of the esteem in which he was held was the fact that, following his press conference, members of the local and foreign press flocked around him for autographs. He was the only visiting celebrity so honored by this corps of hard-bitten journalists.