History Trivia / SunsetBoulevard

29th Apr '16 2:45:12 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Alongside all the silent movies stars "as themselves", Joe's happy-go-lucky friend (and Betty's fiancé) Artie Green is played by Creator/JackWebb, who had just begun to hit it big on ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. It's so weird to see that guy smile.
** Musical version: Hugh Jackman's first big role was as Joe in the 1990's Australian stage version.
1st Apr '16 5:32:00 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** Musical version: Hugh Jackman's first big role was as Joe in the 1990's Australian stage version.
6th Dec '15 3:26:11 AM Mdumas43073
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** Several other old-time stars were considered for the role of Norma Desmond including Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, and even Mae West. Montgomery Clift was originally cast as Joe Gillis, but pulled out - reputedly because he himself was [[RealitySubtext dating a much older (and arguably washed up) singer at the time]].

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** Several other old-time stars actresses were considered for the role of Norma Desmond Desmond, including Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Creator/MaryPickford, and even Mae West.Creator/MaeWest. Montgomery Clift was originally cast as Joe Gillis, but pulled out - reputedly because he himself was [[RealitySubtext dating a much older (and arguably washed up) singer at the time]].
6th Dec '15 3:14:44 AM Mdumas43073
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6th Dec '15 3:12:35 AM Mdumas43073
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #16

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10thAnniversaryEdition: #16
6th Dec '15 3:11:36 AM Mdumas43073
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Alongside all the silent movies stars "as themselves", Joe's happy-go-lucky friend (and Betty's fiancé) Artie Green is played by Jack Webb, who had just begun to hit it big on the PoliceProcedural ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. It's so weird to see that guy smile.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Alongside all the silent movies stars "as themselves", Joe's happy-go-lucky friend (and Betty's fiancé) Artie Green is played by Jack Webb, Creator/JackWebb, who had just begun to hit it big on the PoliceProcedural ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. It's so weird to see that guy smile.
6th Dec '15 3:10:47 AM Mdumas43073
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Alongside all the silent movies stars "as themselves", Joe's very happy go lucky friend Artie is played by Jack Webb, who had just begun to hit it big on the PoliceProcedural ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. It's so weird to see that guy smile.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Alongside all the silent movies stars "as themselves", Joe's very happy go lucky happy-go-lucky friend (and Betty's fiancé) Artie Green is played by Jack Webb, who had just begun to hit it big on the PoliceProcedural ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. It's so weird to see that guy smile.
6th Dec '15 3:05:48 AM Mdumas43073
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* CutSong: "[[http://www.rayevans.org/music/song.cfm?tSong_id=1394 The Paramount Don't Want Me Blues]]"
5th Dec '15 10:47:43 AM DragonQuestZ
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* BetaOutfit: The outfit for when Norma traveled to the studio still included [[PrettyInMink a white ermine hat]], but it [[http://silverscreenmodes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Swanson2.jpg was like a head scarf]]. Swanson suggested [[http://silverscreenmodes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Swanson3.jpg a hat more fitting]] the style of TheRoaringTwenties.
8th Sep '15 10:15:35 PM Timurlame
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Gloria Swanson was worlds more stable and down-to-earth than Norma Desmond. Very notably, Swanson handled her change of fortune much better than Desmond: When it became apparent that her film career was over (at least in any roles besides a WhiteDwarfStarlet) she focused more on her theatre and television prospects, which, while nothing earth-shattering, were fairly successful and kept her in the public eye.
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