Clue #7: The actor Paul Douglas was cast in Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) as Mr. Sheldrake but died before filming. He played the original Harry Brock in the stage version. Hence, he "was not invited."Clue #8: You guys got that one.Clue #9: I was making a direct tie to Yesterday director George Cukor. Whale and Cukor were later known for their social lives but also had many similarities in approach. Cukor directed women. He's known as the "Woman's director." Again hence, "a James Whale of fairer things. Well there you go.