Glenn (Not Even) Close in Ad for ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Revival

90Back in 1994, the Missus and I trundled down to New York to catch the final performance of Glenn Close in the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard.

As we settled into our seats, this announcement came over the PA system: The role of Norma Desmond tonight will be performed by . . . [audible gasps and cries of protest by audience] . . . Glenn Close.

Big joke.

Here’s a taste of Close’s performance 22 years ago.



Now comes the revival of Sunset Boulevard, heralded by this two-page spread in the yesterday’s New York Times. (Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus)




Okay – either Glenn Close has had a head transplant, or that image has been seriously photoshopped.

Recent photo of Close:


Here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters, we totally get the concept of putting your best face forward (especially in these, our declining years).

But seriously, that ad isn’t even Close.

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