Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot : Me, Marilyn and the Movie

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Some Like it Hot is one of the most famous films of all time and is also the most profitable comedy in the history of film, not to mention one of the most beloved. It was voted number one funniest movie ever by the American Film Institute and as well as starring Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, it brought together the comedy talents of Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder. It has contributed numerous quotes, styles and stories to Hollywood film lore and has remained the film that Curtis is still most asked about by its legions of fans. For the first time, Curtis will share the untold story behind the making of this legendary film. Told in his frank and inimitable voice, the book will reveal much about his working relationship with Jack Lemmon and the director Billy Wilder. It will explain why the film was changed from colour production to black and white and tell the story of its initially lukewarm reception. The book will also reveal much about Marilyn Monroe, including Curtis' romance with her, her alleged abortion and her conflict with Wilder. Finally, it will describe the film's ongoing impact on Curtis' life and will feature many exclusive never-before-seen photographs from his own collection.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753536072
  • 9780753536070

About Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis is a screen legend. In his sixty-year career he has appeared in over one hundred films, including such classics as Spartacus, The Defiant Ones and Some Like It Hot. His numerous TV appearances include co-starring with Roger Moore in The Persuaders. He lives in Las Vegas with his fifth wife, Jill.show more

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In early 1958 legendary director Billy Wilder offered Tony Curtis the chance to star in a new picture. It was to be called Some Like It Hot. It went on to become one of the best-loved films of all time. Now, fifty years later, one of its leading 'ladies' tells what really went on during the making of 'the funniest movie of all time' (the American Film Institute). Writing in his inimitable voice, Tony Curtis shares previously unrevealed secrets from the set. He speaks frankly about his working relationship with Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder, as well as his a romance with Marilyn Monroe. Here too is the truth behind Monroe's erratic behaviour, which almost scuppered the production. Featuring rarely seen photographs from his private collection and a wealth of first-hand anecdotes, this is an insider's account of the making of a Hollywood classic.show more

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