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 reference photograph from the 1950 film, showing actor (and real-life director) Erich von Stroheim with a camera crew, preparing to capture the film's iconic final scene. Annotations in manuscript ink on the verso.

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, and Billy 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. About 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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