sunset boulevard house

from sunset boulevard (1950) posted in movies


sunset boulevard house
641 south irving boulevard
los angeles, california 90005

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Former screen star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) lives in a dilapidated mansion at "10086 Sunset Boulevard", when struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) hides from creditors here in the 1950 film Sunset Blvd.

The house that was used for the filming was actually at the corner of Crenshaw and Irving. The mansion was originally built in 1927 for the US Consul in Mexico, William O. Jenkins. Interestingly, Jenkins was kidnapped and held for ransom while on the job.

After the house lay abandoned for 10 years, it was purchased by oil man Jean Paul Getty for his second wife. After their divorce, she was the one who rented it to Paramount Studios for the filming.

The house was torn down in 1957 for the Getty Oil Building (now called the Harbor Building).

Sunset Boulevard (1950)