"Alright, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up."--Norma Desmond

I watched the AFI Top 100 movie #12 Sunset Boulevard a couple weeks ago, and it's still playing over in my mind.  The egomaniacal Norma Desmond.  Joe, the down and out writer.  Max, the servant (with a twist!).  And 22-year old Betty, the wholesome young studio "reader".  A fascinating film, that even Cathy gave an "A" rating.  The quintessential role for Gloria Swanson, coming in the twilight of her career on the big screen.  A gem.

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