Sunset Blvd.

Bulwar Zachodzącego Słońca

1957 Polish A1 22x32" (56x81cm)

Artist: Świerzy, Waldemar (1931-2013)

Grade: Fine


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English title: Sunset Blvd.

Poster title: Bulwar Zachodzącego Słońca

Artist: Świerzy, Waldemar (1931-2013)

Poster Year: 1957

Poster Origin: Polish

Size: A1  22x32"  (56x81cm)

Film title: Sunset Boulevard

Film Year: 1950

Film Origin: USA

Film Directors: Billy Wilder

Film Actors: William HoldenGloria SwansonErich von StroheimNancy Olson

Film Genres: Drama| Film-Noir

Film Plot: A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Categories: AuteurBold ColorsClassicsFashionMid-Century ModernEastern EuropeanFilm

Keywords: 1950sDesigndressnecklacered

Grade: C6  Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Minimal handling wear, some small edge dings with missing chips, some wear along top edge.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $7,200

People collect vintage lithos and posters for a variety of reasons — maybe the design is particularly striking, maybe because it is a rare poster, or maybe it’s for an important film. Poster collecting is great as it’s almost always possible to find a poster that checks one of those boxes, often for a reasonable price too. It’s more rare, but not impossible to find a poster that checks two boxes. However, the posters that manage to tick all the boxes — those are the really special pieces that are truely investment worthy. This poster Polish A1 for Sunset Boulevard is definitely one of those posters! I had this poster on display at a recent exhibition of Eastern European posters — nearly all of them with striking designs mind you — and it the one, the poster that people naturally gravitated towards. Waldemar Świerzy’s incredible portrait of Gloria Swanson playing the unhinged Norma Desmond will stop people in their tracks!

It will come as no surprise then that the value of this poster has soared in recent years. All paper for this important film noir has been on a massive upswing lately, but this Polish poster in particular has been on fire! It was always bumping elbows with the other premiere Polish designs, but lately it has become THE Polish poster to own.

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