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Building a fake Brandenburg Gate, 1961

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Munich, Germany, July 14, 1961: When famed director Billy Wilder was filming "One, Two, Three," with James Cagney starring as a Coca-Cola executive in Berlin, the communist authorities in East Berlin were unlikely to allow a chase scene (making fun of Communists) to be shot at the Brandenburg Gate. So, a replica gate — seen here under construction at the Bavarian Film Studios — took the place of the real east-west border point in the Cold War comedy.

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