Some Like It Hot


The funniest movie ever made. Everybody likes it hot!

The complete guide to Billy Wilder's masterpiece!! Find out everything you could ever want to know (and more) about the movie voted best comedy of the century by the American Film ...

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Koln, GERMANY & New York 2001 Hardcover First Edition (WILDER, BILLY). Wilder, Billy, Edited by Alison Castle. Interviews by Dan Auiler. BILLY WILDER'S SOME LIKE IT HOT. Koln, ... GERMANY & New York: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2001. First Edition. Oblong Folio. Decorated Fabric Over Boards. Film Monograph. As New/No Jacket-As Issued. 384pp, 843 color and b&w illustrations. Text in English, German & French. This is the deluxe tribute devoted to Billy Wilder's 1959 classic cinematic romp "Some Like it Hot". Contained within this massive tome's padded ultrasuede covers are all manner of delights never available to the public until now! The most notable of these is the removable facsimile of Marilyn Monroe's dialogue prompt book from the film-complete with her own handwritten annotations. In addition, there are interviews with Billy Wilder, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and others, a complete facsimile of the screenplay with film stills from every scene, excerpts from the script's first draft, never before published pr Read more Show Less

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The funniest movie ever made. Everybody likes it hot!

The complete guide to Billy Wilder's masterpiece!! Find out everything you could ever want to know (and more) about the movie voted best comedy of the century by the American Film Institute. A daring tale of cross-dressing from a time when the subject was all but taboo, Some Like it Hot (1959) tells the story of two jazz musicians who are forced to go undercover in an all-girls' band to escape from the mob. With an ingenious screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder, and flawless performances by Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and the famously difficult Marilyn Monroe, Some Like it Hot is the embodiment of comic perfection.


  • Interviews with Billy Wilder, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and others
  • Complete facsimile of the screenplay with film stills from every scene
  • Excerpts from the script's first draft
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Original promotional materials from all around the world
  • Annotated/illustrated Billy Wilder filmography
  • Extra special bonus: Marilyn Monroe's personal promptbook (with her handwritten comments), which recently sold at auction for $60,000, is provided in facsimile as a pull-out booklet!

    The editor: Alison Castle studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Columbia University and went on to receive her graduate degree in photography and film from the New York University/International Center of Photography masters program. She is currently based in Paris and works as an artist and writer.

    The interviewer: Dan Auiler is the author of Hitchcock's Notebooks (HarperCollins/Bloomsbury) and Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (St. Martin's Press). His books on Martin Scorsese's Taxi DriverGoodfellas (Putnam/Bloomsbury) will be published in 2002. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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    Editorial Reviews
    Anyone who purchases this book will no doubt be faced with an immediate quandary: Do I read it, eat it or make love to it? To call the book luscious and sexy is barely hyperbole. In fact, it is inconceivable that there is a more alluring book on the market today.
    New York Post
    Billy Wilder's 'Some Like it hot' is a tasty tidbit about the gender-bending farce's unforgetable last line (...) 'Some Like it hot' is essentially a love letter to one of the author's most revered films.
    Publishers Weekly
    "It was one of the easiest pictures to make including the difficulties with Marilyn Monroe," says Billy Wilder of his legendary comedy in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot, edited by Alison Castle and with interviews by Dan Auiler. This large format, suede-covered tribute replete with new interviews with all the major stars (including Jack Lemmon), behind-the-scenes dish, working drafts of the screenplay and hundreds of photos, film stills and other illustrations will dazzle fans of 1950s and '60s Hollywood. Inset into the back cover is an added gem: a facsimile of Monroe's copy of the script, bound like the original and including handwritten notes (when her character, Sugar, is supposed to be startled, Monroe wrote "freeze like a bunny" as a stage direction). Collectors will rejoice. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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    Product Details

    • ISBN-13: 9783822860564
    • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
    • Publication date: 9/28/2002
    • Pages: 386
    • Product dimensions: 10.96 (w) x 17.72 (h) x 2.24 (d)

    Meet the Author

    Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). Castle also edited TASCHEN's Some Like it Hot. She lives in Paris, home of the world's best cinemas.

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