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    Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup." Gloria Swanson showed true professionalism when she took on the role of aging actress Norma Desmond in this sensational and dark look at Hollywood. Billy Wilder directed this nightmarish movie and it became one of the absolutely timeless classics. Erich von Stroheim and William Holden (as Joe Gillis) co-star, but it was Swanson's show and comeback vehicle. Gillis: "You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big." Desmond: "I 'am' big. It's the 'pictures' that got small." The picture was nominated for 11 Oscars and took three; Best Art Direction, Score and Screenplay. This incredibly rare style A half sheet is rolled with very minor tears, pinholes and smudges in the borders. Rolled, Very Fine-.

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