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Close-up on Sunset Boulevard : Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the dark Hollywood dream

Author: Sam Staggs
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the story of how Sunset Boulevard became a screen classic, revealing the secrets and scandals involving the big names associated with the movie and documenting the impact of this film on society.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Staggs
ISBN: 031227453X 9780312274535
OCLC Number: 48469095
Description: x, 420 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A la recherche de Norma Desmond --
When queens collide --
The happiest couple in Hollywood --
Chaz --
Who is Gloria Swanson --
"The cameras have arrived" --
The bedroom of Norma Desmond --
That's why the lady has a chimp --
"Ten thousand midnights ago" --
"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" --
Chiffon, velvet, chinchilla, tulle, brocade, taffeta, ermine, and leopard-printed crêpe --
If it's a Paramount Picture, it's the best show in town --
Fiasco --
The whole audience stood up and cheered --
And the winner isn't Gloria Swanson --
Boulevard --
"Funny how gentle people get with you once you're dead" --
Popcorn in Beverly Hills with Nancy --
"Buttons and bows" --
Men in uniform --
"We'll make another picture, and another picture" --
Sunset cul-de-sac --
Life upon the wicked stage --
Fifteen minutes of close-ups --
A dethroned queen --
If they put all the Norma Desmonds on an island, which one would survive --
Billy Wilder from noir to blackout --
Lux perpetua.
Responsibility: Sam Staggs.
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Relates the story of how Sunset Boulevard became a screen classic, revealing the secrets and scandals involving the big names associated with the movie and documenting the impact of this film on society.

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