Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). Fine/Very Fine.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14").
In the 1940s, director Billy Wilder made the trek almost daily up and down the 22 mile stretch of road that runs through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, and Brentwood. As he viewed the grand old homes of by-gone stars from Hollywood's Golden Age, he wondered how they spent their days and of the dramas of real life that had replaced their careers. He would create from those thoughts one of the darkest but most fascinating glimpses of the film world ever photographed. This complete set of lobby cards gives tantalizing hints at the noir-ish tone of the film and the almost palpable desperation of the characters. Even the title, done in a street sign font, is terrifically framed by the symbolic twisted celluloid. Most cards have pinholes in the borders and several cards have light smudging in the borders. Card #3 has a bottom left corner bend, a paper lift in the bottom border, and some light paper loss in the right border. The #4 card has thin strips of cellophane tape in the borders and a tear in the bottom border with paper tape on the verso. Fine/Very Fine.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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