Sunday, January 30, 2011

Some Like It Hot (1959) Marilyn "Runnin Wild!"

Some Like It Hot (1959)  MGM Studios
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis & George Raft

Taglines: "The movie too HOT for words!"

Marilyn on the cover of Life Magazine in April 1959 for "Some Like It Hot" article
Interesting Facts:

  • this comedy was listed as the "Greatest American Comedy Film of All Time" in 2000 (According to American Film Institute: AFI).
  • Winner of three Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture - Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy for Jack Lemmon and Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy for Marilyn Monroe.
  • Nominated for 6 Acaedmy Awards including one win for Best Costume Design: Orry Kelly

Note from the classic movie gentleman:

This is one of the very first Marilyn films I have ever watched when growing-up. I thought it was hillarious and Marilyn, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis has great chemistry together. The comedy timing with all of them and the doe eyed curvacious Marilyn aka Sugar was perfect!

Quote: "I wanna be loved by you, just you, nobody else but you. I wanna be loved by you alo-o-one. Boop boop e doo."

It is 1929, Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemon) are in Chicago trying to make it big in the music scene. These two struggling men become witness to the Sanit Valentine's Day Massacre which has them terriffied for there life. The gangsters led by 'Spats' Columbo (Raft) notice that Joe and Jerry were eyewitnesses and go after them. Jerry and Joe decide to flee and save themselves and go on a train heading to Florida. The little small detail is that they need to disguise themselves as women and join an all girl musical band. Both men renamed themselves with the new identity as Josephine and Geraldine. Right off the bat they both meet the stunning Sugar Kane Kowalczyk (Monroe) and are mesmorized. Sugar is the lead singer and also plays the ukulele.

The band finally arrives in Florida and stay at a posh resort in Florida and find that many wealthy beachelors are there too. The film turns hysterically funny where Joe pretends to be a millioaire for Sugar since caring for her soo much. Both Joe and Jerry moonlight and struggle trying to fall in love with ladies and then be a lady themselves. They need to still ensure they keep hidden from the gangsters who are on the lookout for them and maintain the love lives they find. This film is a laugh out loud classic comedy and shows the pairing of Curtis, Lemmon and Monroe to be perfect! Lovely tunes such as "Runnin' Wild" "I Wanna Be Loved By You" "I'm Through With Love" and "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Next Topic: "Underrated Classics!"

Hi Everyone,
Here is some GREAT news from the classic movie gentleman regarding our discussion topics. Our next topic we will be discussing in-depth is: "Underrated Classics!"

We will discuss many films that are gems but not well known. I will be starting to do some great news here on the blog first before facebook with more detail here too....this will give you all more of  a reason to join the blog....please join the blog if you already have not!

Two underrated classics we will discuss in depth via articles and more are:

1) "Red Garters" (1954) Paramount Pics
Starring the lovely and tuneful Rosemary Clooney along with Jack Carson and Buddy Ebsen. This wildly funny musical western will surely be one to check-out!

2) "Born to Kill" (1947) RKO Radio Pics
Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Clare Trevor & Walter Slezak
This 40's film noir is often overlooked but is a true classic!

~ Please respond to this blog aticle with any of your underrated classics which I will ensure is part of our discussion. I have a few more but will leave them as a surprise....hope you like our up-coming topic so get your movie list ready to go!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

In Pictures: Marilyn Monroe

In Pictures: Marilyn Monroe
Here is our tenth installment of this feature to "Love Those Classic Movies!!!" where we simply enjoy via beautiful pictures some of our favorite golden age classic stars. Not a lot of writing at all or tid bits or extras just simply as it is stated, "in pictures!"
Hope you all enjoy Marilyn Monroe in pictures, cheers!!!!

James Dean & Marilyn

Lauren Bacall & Marilyn

Marilyn on the set of "The Misfits"

Marilyn & Arthur Miller