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Buster Keaton in the famous waxworks scene in Sunset Boulevard

Buster Keaton in the famous waxworks scene in Sunset Boulevard


Buster Keaton in the famous waxworks scene in Sunset Boulevard released Aug 1950

Discussing the Waxworks scene

Buster Keaton & Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard

On the Sunset Blvd. set: Buster Keaton, Anna Q. Nilsson, William

H.B. Warner and Buster Keaton. "The Waxworks" from "Sunset Blvd."

Gloria Swanson & Buster Keaton on the set of Sunset Boulevard

Buster Keaton - Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard Cast: William Holden and Gloria Swanson in front.

Wonderful waxworks in Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Blvd.(1950) - Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson and Anna Q.

Sunset Boulevard: what Billy Wilder's satire really tells us about Hollywood | Film | The Guardian

Sunset Boulevard Movie Review

Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. '

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard took the tinsel out of Tinseltown, the gild off the golden boy, and the cover off a forgotten murder.

The house that played Norma's mansion was really on Wilshire Boulevard, not Sunset. It had belonged to J. Paul Getty's family. It would appear on film again ...

Another New Year's Eve party: Joe, Artie, and Betty

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On set candid of the "wax works" scene from Sunset Boulevard — with Gloria

Zero Mostel, Buster Keaton, Phil Silvers and Jack Gilford A Funny Thing Happened on

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'Sunset Blvd.': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Hollywood Classic

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Wilder considered many actors for the lead roles, but chose Swanson and Holden.

Buster Keaton was born 118 years ago today. Earlier this year, the Siren was asked by The Baffler to write about the 14-disc Kino Blu-Ray set of Keaton's ...

But when I hit film classes in the 70s, I found out that the real Buster Keaton, the young Buster Keaton, filmmaker, comedian, acrobat, writer, ...

All right ...

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10. That eerie shot of Joe face down in the pool (pictured), seen from underneath with the police and paparazzi hovering over him, was difficult for Wilder ...

In Billy Wilder's SUNSET BLVD, Anna Q. Nilsson and Buster Keaton play themselves as two of Norma Desmond's regular guests that screenwriter Joe Gillis ...


Phil Silvers and Buster - Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Pop culture can be as forbidding as it is inviting, particularly in areas that invite geeky obsession: The more devotion a genre or series or subculture ...

Gloria Swanson and William Holden

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'Sunset Blvd.': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Hollywood Classic

photo 95741f1e-ace1-494d-b5ad-9890f0b5dec2_zpsqjmycksc.jpg. Sunset Boulevard ...


Desperate screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) tries to sell Paramount Pictures producer Mr. Sheldrake (Fred Clark) on his script in this split photo ...

Cover of Sunset Boulevard Blue-ray

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Norma, Joe, and the script

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Sunset Blvd. (that's the title spelling on the film itself) is the story of Joe Gillis (William Holden), an unemployed writer who ducks into the wrong ...

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Outstanding enough, in my opinion to render Sunset Boulevard unforgettable on its merits alone. The pool shot is stirring, striking.


Sunset Boulevard was a bitter pill for Hollywood to swallow. One must recognize and pay homage to Paramount for making the film. I'm not sure if, ...

DeMille and Swanson on the set

The themes of despair and moral decay are definitely Noir, but what Sunset Blvd. resembles most is a Gothic horror film. The "undead" Norma Desmond entices ...

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Clara Bow: the hard-partying jazz-baby airbrushed from Hollywood history

Much of Sunset Boulevard remains fascinating for how Wilder dares to imitate life with his art, yet always with a wry sense of morbid humor.

Sunset Boulevard poster, 1950; Buster Keaton, 1939 ...

Swanson suggested a hat more fitting ...

In a symmetrical act of melodramatic deus ex machina, as the car wobbles along literally on its last leg, Joe pulls the vehicle into the garage of the first ...

Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame rehearse a scene from In a Lonely Place (1950) while director Nicholas Ray looks on.

Norma Desmond: Still wonderful, isn't it? And no dialogue. We didn't need dialogue; we had faces. There just aren't faces like that anymore.

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The pressures on actors are enormous. They must look perfect at all times. They must always be cordial and clever. They must deliver emotion on command, ...

Humiliated for using Desmond the way he has, Joe despises himself so much for what he's become that he refuses to run away with Betty, even though they're ...

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4 Reasons Why “Sunset Boulevard” is a Masterpiece of American Cinema « Taste of Cinema - Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists

4 Reasons Why “Sunset Boulevard” is a Masterpiece of American Cinema

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With their female lead cast, Wilder and Brackett began scouting locations for Norma Desmond's “mausoleum”—a Hollywood mansion at 10086 Sunset Boulevard.

Silent screen great Buster Keaton plays one of the shop's other employees opposite Van Johnson and Judy Garland.

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The authentic atmosphere of it all bears testament to the accomplishment of Wilder as both writer (along with longtime collaborator Charles Brackett) and ...

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Florence Lacey as silent screen star Norma Desmond returns to her beloved spotlight, stealing the show in Signature Theatre's production of Sunset Boulevard ...

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No One Ever Leaves a Star, That's What Makes Her a Star


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There is No Virgin, But Joe is the Whore