Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1950. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1950 film, showing the "wax works" card party, composed of actress Gloria Swanson and actors Anna Q. Nilsson, H.B. Warner, and Buster Keaton (playing themselves).
From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.
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, with wide margins, photograph measuring 4.75 x 3.5 inches.
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.