Saturday, January 01, 2011

Screen Gem Saturdays: What did YOU do New Year’s Eve?

If you’re Gloria Swanson playing Norma Desmond, then you attempted to woo your paid companion to fall in love with you by having a private party in your Hollywood Mansion, complete with live orchestral accompaniment. William Holden’s expression perfectly expresses the boredom and disgust that his character is feeling at this moment. Actual photos from Swanson’s heyday in silent movies are strewn behind her, as a visual memento of her character’s narcissism. What a movie!

Almost ready for her closeup:

Happy New Year to all of you; hope you had a ton-o-fun during the previous evening’s festivities! Follow my updates on Twitter. To see more Hollywood Movie & TV photos, visit my regular website.


William Bezek said...

Happy New Year Dave!

TokyoMagic! said...

Happy New Year to you Dave, and to all your wonderful readers out there in the dark!!!

Katella Gate said...

OMG Dave, that was FUNNY!

The caption "what did you do new year's?" and a jump to Norma and Joe on the sofa just had me in the aisle right then and there.

The only worse place to spend new year's would be in the main Dining Room of the SS Poseidon.

Connie Moreno said...

Hello, Dave and Happy New Year! Thanks for a GREAT blog and for teaching me things as well as making me laugh!