Kellogg Boulevard Courtyard
Show begins at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) - Cancelled in case of rain.
Hotly pursued by repo men, impoverished, indebted “boy wonder” screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) ducks into the garage of an apparently abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. Wandering into the spooky place, Joe encounters its owner, imperious silent star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). Upon learning Joe’s profession, Norma inveigles him into helping her with a comeback script that she’s been working on for years. Joe realizes that the script is hopeless, but the money is good and he has nowhere else to go. Soon the cynical and opportunistic Joe becomes Norma’s kept man. While they continue collaborating, Norma’s loyal and protective chauffeur Max Von Mayerling (played by legendary filmmaker Erich von Stroheim) contemptuously watches from a distance.
George Latimer Central Library