The Making of Some Like It Hot: My Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie

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Wiley, 2009 M09 17 - 224 pages
A Special Memoir for a Special Moment in Hollywood History . . .

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—until now.

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User Review  - karieh - LibraryThing

Even though it took me just over a day to read it, this book was very interesting. I’ve loved the movie “Some Like it Hot” since I first saw it, and find something new to like in it in each successive ... Read full review

AWFUL man, awful book

User Review  - jebara - Borders

This book is from the same man who compared Marilyn to Hitler while she was alive. After she died, he goes on shows disrespectfully talking about sleeping with her before she became famous and now ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Tony Curtis is a Hollywood icon, the last surviving luminary from Some Like It Hot, and author of the memoir American Prince. His Web sites are and

Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and writer specializing in the history of Hollywood.

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