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Tony Curtis On Demand
by Betty Jo Tucker

From June 12 through June 18, Movie Addict Headquarters is featuring an ON DEMAND interview with the late Tony Curtis who joined in to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Some Like It Hot back in 2009. Listeners can hear this revealing episode any time during this week by clicking on the link at the end of this article.

Among Tony's many awards are: an Oscar nomination for The Defiant Ones; two Golden Globes naming him the World’s Favorite Male Actor (1958 & 1961); the 1958 Photoplay Award as Most Popular Male Star; the 1997 Distinguished Hollywood Film Artist Award from the St. Louis International Film Festival; and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tony displayed his versatility in a wide range of roles including Houdini, the Boston Strangler and Casanova. Because he’s appeared in over 100 films, it’s difficult to pick a favorite Tony Cutis movie. However, his portrayal of Joe/Josephine in Some Like It Hot would surely rank high on almost everyone’s list!

Some Like It Hot was voted #1 on the American Film Institute list of 100 Funniest Movies as well as #14 on its list of the 100 Greatest Movies. The film also received five Oscar nominations (one win for costumes), three Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy nomination, and many other accolades.

What was it like filming this Hollywood classic? Tony shared his fascinating recollections in a his book, The Making of “Some Like It Hot”: My Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie.

Don’t miss hearing Tony Curtis, a noted raconteur, discuss his book and his experience as one of the great Some Like It Hot stars.

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

CO-HOSTS: James Colt Harrison, Diana Saenger

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr

LINK: Click here.

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