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    Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). Insert (14" X 36").
    Billy Wilder's masterful film noir begins with one of the darkest openings in all of cinema--with the lifeless body of the protagonist narrator Joe Gillis (William Holden) floating in a pool. This iconic scene is featured on this stunning insert, which always garners a lot of attention from serious collectors. The ultimate film about Hollywood, Sunset stars some of the era's cinematic royalty including: Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, H.B. Warner, etc. And the atmosphere of decay, regret, doom, and nostalgia is exquisitely suffocating as Norma Desmond sinks deeper into her tragic final role. The poster shows two tears at the top and one at the left, with paper tape on the reverse. There are also some smudges on the left side. An iconic poster, this beauty will be a prized item for any collection. Rolled, Fine.


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