Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

The Official 50th Anniversary Companion

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This guide to a classic American movie includes 150 illustrations--including never-before-published memorabilia and behind-the-scenes photos of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon; details the complete history of the comedy; and includes casting trivia, on-set production gossip, and much more. 20,000 first printing.

Featuring never-before-seen photos of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion celebrates Billy Wilder’s classic film, voted the number one funniest movie of all time by the American Film Institute. Granted full access to the MGM vaults, author Laurence Maslon offers a fully illustrated companion guide of memorabilia and behind-the-scenes tidbits perfect for anyone who loves comedy, jazz, and American film.

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The American Film Institute selected Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot as America's Funniest Movie. Maslon (New York U. Tisch School of the Arts) relates the evolution of the 1960 comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis, from its roots in an obscure 1951 German film to its setting in Prohibition- era Chicago. The oversize volume includes previously unpublished images, production anecdotes, script excerpts, further reading, and notes on its casting, a previously undiscovered TV show pilot based on the movie, and its legacy as a drag comedy. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Collins Design, 2009
ISBN: 9780061761232
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 MASLO
Characteristics: 187 pages ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Mirisch, Walter


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