Norma Desmond (heart) Hildy Johnson

Copyright 2006 Ben S. Pollock

Consider the classic movies Sunset Boulevard (1950) and His Girl Friday (1940) (the latter the second of three film adaptations of The Front Page, the first out in 1931 then the 1974).

If Norma worked for Cary Grant, instead of proclaiming to William Holden’s character, she would say:

I am a columnist. It’s the newspapers that got small.”


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