NORMA
There's been a call
What did I say
They want to see me right away
Joe, Paramount, they love our child
Mr. DeMille is going wild

JOE
Well, that's wonderful, Norma.

NORMA
But it was some fool assistant
Not acceptable at all
It he wants me, then Cecil B.
Himself must call

JOE
I don't know if this is the time to stand on ceremony.

NORMA
I've been waiting twenty years now
What's a few more days, my dear?
It's happened, Joe
I told you so
The perfect year

Now, let's go upstairs

JOE
Shouldn't you at least call back?

NORMA
No; they can wait until I'm good and ready.

JOE (V.O.)
It took her three days and she was ready
She checked with her astrologer
Who sacrificed a chicken
She dressed up like a pharaoh
Slapped on a pound of make-up
And set forth in her chariot
Poor Norma
So happy
Re-entering her kingdom

MAX (V.O.)
If you will pardon me, Madame, the shadow over the left eye is not quite balanced.

NORMA (V.O.)
Thank you, Max.

GUARD
Hey, that's enough of that.

MAX
To see Mr. DeMille. Open the gate.

GUARD
Mr. DeMille is shooting. You need an appointment.

MAX
This is Norma Desmond. No appointment is necessary.

GUARD
Norma who?

NORMA
Jonesy?

JONES
Why, if it isn't Miss Desmond. How have you been, Miss Desmond?

NORMA
Fine, Jonesy. Open the gate.

JONES
You heard Miss Desmond.

GUARD
They don't have a pass.

JONES
Stage 18, Miss Desmond.

NORMA
Thank you, Jonesy. And teach your friend some manners.
Tell him without me, there wouldn't be any Paramount Studio.

JONES
Get me Stage 18. I have a message for Mr. DeMille.

HEATHER
Mr. DeMille?

DEMILLE
What is it?

HEATHER
Norma Desmond is here to see you, Mr. DeMille.

DEMILLE
Norma Desmond?

HEATHER
She's here at the studio.

DEMILLE
It must be about that appalling script of hers. What shall I say?

HEATHER
Maybe I could give her the brush.

DEMILLE
Thirty million fans have given her the brush. Isn't that enough? Give me a minute.

NORMA
Won't you come along, darling?

JOE
It's your script. It's your show. Good luck.

NORMA
Thank you, darling.

HEATHER
Miss Desmond.

DEMILLE
Well, well, well.

NORMA
Hello, Mr. DeMille.
The last time I saw you, we were someplace terribly gay. I was dancing on the table.

DEMILLE
A lot of people were. Lindbergh had just landed.

NORMA
You read the script, of course.

DEMILLE
Well, yes...

NORMA
Now, I know how busy you are during shooting,
But I really think you could have picked up the phone yourself,
Instead of leaving it so some assistant.

DEMILLE
I don't know what you mean, Norma.

NORMA
Yes, you do.

DEMILLE
Come on in.
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Sunset Boulevard - Journey To Paramount Lyrics

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