Close-up on Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

Sam Staggs

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Classic storytelling about one of Hollywood’s darkest masterpieces, Close-up on Sunset Boulevard goes behind the scenes to reveal everything about the making of this movie and the larger-than-life personalities of its creators and stars. Close-up on Sunset Boulevard features unforgettable anecdotes about every player: from silent queen Gloria Swanson in her poignant comeback to the cheerful ingenue Nancy Olson (who had never heard of the great and glamorous Gloria), from henpecked, handsome---and hungover---William Holden to the raucous writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Close-up on Sunset Boulevard is a fascinating, unputdownable movie history.

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Sam Staggs

Sam Staggs is the author of All About “All About Eve” and a novel, MMII: The Return of Marilyn Monroe. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Close-up on Sunset Boulevard
Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream
Sam Staggs

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312302542
ISBN10: 0312302541
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$20.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
February 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466830462
ISBN10: 1466830468
320 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$7.99
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