Sunset Boulevard (1950) - ERICH VON STROHEIM’S UNIFORM

Erich Von Stroheim’s Uniform

This dark grey chauffeur’s uniform was worn by director/actor Erich von Stroheim, who played the role of Max in this classic Billy Wilder film noir. SUNSET BOULEVARD starred William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Nancy Olson. It has been considered to be one of the greatest film noir ever made. SUNSET BOULEVARD was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, taking home Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Music, and Best Writing.

Movie Madness purchased this wonderful costume from the June 2004 Profiles in History auction.

Erich Von Stroheim wearing the chauffeur uniform from SUNSET BOULEVARD, while driving Gloria Swanson and William Holden.