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Close-up on Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

Sam Staggs

St. Martin's Griffin

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.
  • Sam Staggs
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Close-up on Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

Sam Staggs

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