1925-2010 ➤ Tony Curtis — for ever hot

 Some Like It Hot,Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis , Jack Lemmon

Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, 1959: Marilyn Monroe as Sugar, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguised as Josephine and Daphne, two jazz musicians on the run from the mob in the Roaring 20s

❚ “THE PERFECT FILM COMEDY” — Some Like It Hot was voted the best comedy film of all time by the American Film Institute. Hilarious in every way, the whole movie is finely scripted, subtly acted and lovingly directed by Billy Wilder. He elicited performances from Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon that set a benchmark for all cross-dressers who followed. Today, after a Hollywood career spanning more than 120 films, blue-eyed Tony died peacefully, a star.

Some Like It Hot, Tony Curtis,Cary Grant

Glorious pastiche: Curtis in his other role as a Cary Grant lookalike in Some Like It Hot

Marilyn: “You own a yacht? Which one is it? The big one?”
Curtis/Grant: “Certainly not! With all the unrest in the world, I don’t think anybody should have a yacht that sleeps more than twelve.”


Daphne: “How *do* they walk in these things?”
Josephine: “It must be the way the weight is distributed.”
[Enter Marilyn]
Daphne: “Look at that! The way she moves! Just like Jello on springs. I tell ya, it’s a whole different sex.”

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