Monday, March 8, 2010

Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready For My Close-Up

Nothing sums up the hyperbole, beauty and tragedy that is Hollywood better than the moment below of Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard as she swims and swoons her way towards her final, fuzzy close-up.

Gloria Swanson, Edward Steichen, 1924

Gloria Swanson

Robert Frank, Movie Premier, Hollywood, 1955-56

Elliot Erwitt, Hollywood, California, 1956

John Waters, Return To Sender, 2003

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