The Making of Some Like It Hot (Hardcover) Book

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Some Like It Hot occupies a unique place in American culture. This beloved classic showcases five comic geniuses: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, I.A.L Diamond, Billy Wilder, and Marilyn Monroe. It has been honored by the American Film Institute as the Funniest Film of All Time. It has contributed quotes, styles, and stories to film lore. Yet the full story of its making has never been told.

In this book, Tony Curtis opens up a treasure trove of memories to tell for the first time:

  • How he was hired for the film
  • How he and Jack Lemmon learned to dress in drag
  • The day-by-day excitement and turmoil of the production
  • What he learned from Jack Lemmon
  • How Billy Wilder disappointed him
  • Why Marilyn was so hard to work with
  • Why he had an affair with Marilyn in Coronado
  • Why he had a fistfight on the set
  • The truth about Marilyn's miscarriage
  • Why Marilyn believed she was carrying Tony's child
  • How the film overcame a lukewarm reception

With scores of unseen black-and-white photos throughout, and an eight-page color insert that shows what the movie would have looked like in Technicolor, The Making of "Some Like It Hot" is the definitive book on a definitive movie.

  • Additional Details
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Version: Biography & Autobiography