Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion

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Harper Collins, Sep 22, 2009 - 191 pages
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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For an easy laugh, just put a man in a dress. Three of the funniest movies ever made depended on this cross-dressing theme: "Some Like It Hot," "Tootsie" and "Mrs. Doubtfire." Yet "Some Like It Hot ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
11
ONE SCRIPT
19
TWO CASTING
37
THREE MGM
55
FOUR THE DEL CORONADO
83
FIVE GOLDWYN STUDIOS
109
SIX POSTPRODUCTION
135
SEVEN LEGACY
155
EPILOGUE
177
INDEX
185
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Laurence Maslon is an associate arts professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is the author of The Sound of Music Companion and The South Pacific Companion, and, with Michael Kantor, wrote the documentary series Broadway:The American Musical and Make 'Em Laugh, and their companion volumes. He lives in New York with his wife, Genevieve, their son, Miles, and their dog, Ruby.

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