Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Hollywood Tale: The Alto Nido

Continuing, the shoes passed Chateau Alto Nido, a 1920s apartment building that was among the movie locations for the 1950s classic film noir, Sunset Boulevard. In the movie, these were the simple digs of Joe Gillis, the character played by William Holden. Gloria Swanson, who played fading star Norma Desmond, also starred in this film where she uttered her most famous line, "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." The Alto Nido was also where The Black Dahlia Elizabeth Short lived before her brutal murder. The dark underbelly exposed!

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