Film Series: Sunset Boulevard

Location: Reynolda House Auditorium

Cost: Included with Museum Admission (Free categories still apply.)

Film: Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim
With an introduction and discussion led by David Lubin

Several major Hollywood films were related to the story of Smith and Libby. Join us for Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim. In the 1950s, Libby Holman had a relationship with Montgomery Clift, even though he was primarily gay in his orientation. One challenge to this bond
came with Sunset Boulevard. Clift was cast as Joe Gillis, but Libby, reportedly, found the story of an older and largely forgotten female star in love with a younger man too close to her own circumstances with Clift. He withdrew from the film.

The program includes an introduction and discussion led by David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber professor of art at Wake Forest University.

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