some like it hot

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Marilyn Monroe Out-Earns the Boys, George Raft Teaches the Tango, Billy Wilder Goes Crazy, & Tony Curtis Likes Tight Pants. From 1959, it’s Some Like it Hot.

A New Jimmy Stewart: Winchester ’73 & Gloria

[…] Manners (Shelley Winters) realizes that Lin has the courage her fiancé lacks. Lin and the Calvary defeat Young Bull and his men, and a Calvary soldier ( Tony Curtis) retrieves Lin’s Winchester from the battlefield. But Lin and High Spade have already set out after Dutch Brown again.  The Calvary decides to gift the Winchester […]

Shelley Winters: The Quirky Bombshell

[…] unquestionably the most extensive source material about her life.  But it’s worth noting as we begin our month with Shelley that she was a notorious embellisher.   Tony Curtis, most certainly not a Shelley fan, begins his 1993 autobiography with a blatant jab at Shelley’s sometimes questionable recounting of events: “I am determined to make […]

Billy Travilla

Billy Travilla: A Fashion Tribute

[…] of his career, Billy Travilla dressed an estimated 270 stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Loretta Young, Jane Russell, Sharon Tate, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, and Charles Bronson.  Travilla’s designs for Marilyn Monroe alone created the iconic look we associate with Marilyn—the pink dress, the white dress, the gold lame dress—all […]

Paul Newman

Paul Newman: Old Hollywood Class & Modern Cool

[…] appearance and modern vibe, it’s hard to believe that Paul Newman is older than many Classic Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Jack Lemmon, and James Garner. Newman was born January 26, 1925, making him technically a contemporary of these stars.  Paul’s earliest film role was […]