Sunset Boulevard

Unspooled #37 January 23, 2019

Paul & Amy drive down to 1950’s Hollywood house of horrors Sunset Boulevard! They ask if Joe Gillis is a reliable narrator, praise Gloria Swanson’s transformative performance, and wonder if Hollywood really hasn’t changed in 70 years. Plus: Alicia Malone (TCM host and author of “The Female Gaze”) joins us to help place Sunset Boulevard in it’s historical context.

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Photo by Kim Troxall.

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