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    Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    With Sunset Boulevard, director Billy Wilder brought to the screen a dark vision of Tinseltown that is considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made. Featuring phenomenal performances by Gloria Swanson and William Holden, Sunset Boulevard brought home three Academy Awards, and was nominated for eleven. The picture presented the role of a lifetime for Swanson, who portrays a washed up and aging silent screen star that has latched onto a failing screenwriter, played by William Holden. What unfolds is a brutal Hollywood caricature that has landed the film on numerous "best of" lists, including the 100 Best American Films of the 20th Century by the American Film Institute. Offered in this lot is the style B half sheet, presenting the glaring Swanson, as she looks down upon Holden and Nancy Olson. Prior to restoration, the poster had pinholes in the corners, a tear in the top right border, and a tiny chip in the bottom left corner. Professional restoration has addressed these issues. Additionally, the upper right background has had minimal airbrush work, and the folds touched-up. Very Fine- on Paper.


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