Nancy Olsen

Wed Sep 12, 2007

Nancy Olsen from Sunset Blvd., a film by Billy
Wilder

Clancy and I watched Sunset Blvd. a few nights ago, and I wondered then why Miss Olsen didn’t have the career for which she was obviously suited. I own several volumes of Hollywood Babylon, and she checks out clean. (That’s from memory. I could be wrong.)

She could have played Galadriel in the film version of The Lord of the Rings Wilder was rumored to have wanted to direct in 1959 with exquisite refinement and catoptromantic pluck.