Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). Italian 4 - Fogli (55" X 78") Ercole Brini Artwork.
    "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." Gloria Swanson was the perfect choice for the role of aging actress Norma Desmond in this sensational and dark look at Hollywood. Billy Wilder directed this nightmarish film noir thriller and it became one of his absolutely timeless classics. Erich von Stroheim and William Holden (as Joe Gillis) co-star, but it was Swanson's show and comeback vehicle. Who can forget the line, "You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big." And Desmond's reply, "I am big. It's the pictures that got small." The film was nominated for 11 Oscars and took home three: Best Art Direction, Score, and Screenplay. This Italian 4-fogli, a Heritage first time offer, has some fold wear with crossfold separations and tears on the folds at the bottom border, smudges, and edge wear on the bottom and right border. There is a vertical crease on the right side. The gorgeous artwork of Swanson is by Ercole Brini. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 865

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 20, 2016 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 14 days left to consign to the 2021 July 24 - 25 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #162121 spotlights


    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). Very Fine. Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    BID NOW


    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal International, 1948). Very Good. Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    BID NOW


    The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). Folded, Very Fine. International Three Sheet (41" X 77").
    BID NOW


    The Mummy's Curse (Universal, 1944). Very Fine. Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    BID NOW


    The Astounding She Monster (American International, 1958). Folded, Fine. Insert (14" X 36")
    BID NOW


    Dawn of the Dead by George Romero (1975). Fine/Very Fine. First Treatment Script (93 Pages)
    BID NOW


    Jaws (Universal, 1975). Very Fine+. Color Transparencies (4) (4" X 5").
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search