Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder (director, screenwriter)
Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman Jr. (screenwriters)
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1950. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1950 film, showing director Billy Wilder smoking a cigarette with actor William Holden between takes. Annotations in manuscript pencil on the verso, along with the stamp of Cinéma magazine.

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.

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.

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