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Sunset Boulevard trivia

Started by Irina Garbo. Last reply by Irina Garbo Apr 3, 2010. 3 Replies

The crumbling mansion on Sunset Boulevard, which was the home to NormaDesmond in Billy Wilder's classic movie about Hollywood, actually stoodat the corner of Crensham Street on Wilshire Boulevard. It…Continue

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Gloria Swanson Trivia

Started by Irina Garbo. Last reply by Irina Garbo Mar 1, 2010. 3 Replies

"When you put them all together and add them up, Gloria Swanson comes out the movie star of all movie stars," observed Cecil B. DeMille, decades after the actress's rise to stardom in the twenties.…Continue

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Sunset Boulevard

Started by Irina Garbo. Last reply by Irina Garbo Feb 27, 2010. 1 Reply

I think anyone who considers himself a Classic Movie Fan, has seen "Sunset Boulevard". I personally think it is amazing movie. I've watched it for the fist time about two months or more. I still…Continue

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Comment by Mistress Mylene on November 17, 2012 at 5:26am

Gloria was just THE star of the silents, but her film-career in the talkies just didn't really happen until she made Sunset Boulevard in 1950. She had a clear way of speaking, and a nice voice, also when singing, but her talkies are just simply not that good. Bad choices with scripts? How comes that a star of her caliber did not get better scripts?

I have to say I read her autobiography 3 years ago, and I have to confess I forgot a lot of details, but I want to know what your opinion is. :)

Comment by Al Pearce on March 22, 2012 at 2:08pm

when she went in front of the camera right at the conclusion of the picture SUNSET BOULEVARD, she walked on to glamorous immortality!

Comment by Al Pearce on March 22, 2012 at 1:52pm

in the minds of us Classic film enthusiasts, she shall forever be Norma Desmond!

Comment by Irina Garbo on April 3, 2010 at 10:40am
I've always felt pain for Norma Desmond's character. She portrays all the great stars of the silent era, idols who are smashed by their own admirers. It's a real pain! I wish there was a good ending for Norma!
Comment by Lorraine Tauson on April 3, 2010 at 10:32am
I find Sunset Boulevard says it like it really was way back in the 20's up to the actual 50's it was filmed in. Awesome director, storywriters, and of course actors. The movie about movie making and what it can do to a person when they are believed to be a real goddess, and then dropped unceremonously and cruelly from her fans.
Comment by Irina Garbo on March 4, 2010 at 5:15pm
Hey Siby, welcome to the group! It's great you joined us :)
You really should see more movies with Gloria, she is amazing!
Which ones of her movies have you already seen?
Comment by siby13 on March 4, 2010 at 4:52pm
Very beautiful and very glamorous.
I would like to see more movies with her.
Comment by Irina Garbo on March 4, 2010 at 4:34pm
You made me rewatch "Teddy at the Throttle" again. Such a funny little movie :)
It can be watched here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3171773789860990583#
Comment by Christopher on March 4, 2010 at 3:47pm
lol..this is my favorite...."You need to sit down now miss Gloria,I'm fixing to make a sharp turn!
Comment by Irina Garbo on March 4, 2010 at 3:43pm
Oh gosh, she hated this theme so much!

 

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