Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Vintage studio still photograph from the set of the 1950 film, showing director Billy Wilder and a camera crew capturing a scene with actor Erich von Stroheim playing the organ, while actor William Holden looks on.
A down-on-his-luck screenwriter stumbles into the home of a forgotten silent film star, quickly becoming enmeshed in her deranged plan for a comeback. A kingpin in the pantheon of films about fame and Hollywood, Wilder's urban noir counterpart to the daylight rural world of "Ace in the Hole" (1951). Winner of three Academy Awards, and nominated for another eight, including Best Picture.
Set and shot on location in Los Angeles.
10 x 8 inches. Near Fine, lightly faded, with brief wear to the corners.
National Film Registry. Ebert I. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Grant US. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000. Selby US Masterwork. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.