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    Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." 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 film noir thriller 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. Who can forget Gillis, "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 three: Best Art Direction, Score, and Screenplay. This poster was placed on paper for archival purposes only, as the condition was incredible to begin with. There has been minimal color touch to the fold lines in just a few tiny spots, and to the center-points. Near Mint on Paper.

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    July, 2007
    20th-21st Friday-Saturday
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