Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
Gloria Swanson, the silent star she played in Sunset Blvd.
SUNSET BLVD. – BILLY WILDER DIRECTS ICONS OF AN ERA
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Tags1950 aging Billy Wilder Cecil B. De Mille Charles Brackett Erich von Stroheim Film Classic film noir Gloria Swanson kept man May December Romance movie within a movie silent film Star Sunset Blvd. William Holden
I always got the impression that he was in the midst of filming “Samson And Delilah”.
“Hey Miss Desmond, up here! It’s me Hawkeye.”
I watched Miss Swanson on an episode of “What’s My Line” from 1950 — she was a beautiful, tiny, woman — and as you remember from her appearance on The Carol Burnett Show a good sport and comedic actress!
Yes I watched that this morning! What a small world.
I adore this shot… in fact I think my favourite movie stills are always, or nearly always those, that show some part ofthe machinery of the show… perhaps there is something a little more theatrical about them than the oh-so-perfect finished product.
The Perfumed Dandy
It is quite interesting to look at the cogs and wheels, you really get a sense of all the work that goes on, and all the people involved – even in the simplest of scenes.
Oh those gloves 🙂 she puts on in What’s my line!
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