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    Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959). Autographed One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Set in 1929, this is one wild and hilarious ride from genius director Billy Wilder. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are sensational as Joe and Jerry, and as cross-dressing musicians Josephine and Daphne, on the run from the Valentine Day Massacre gangsters. Curtis has a third role as "Junior," a Cary Grant-esque phony millionaire trying to woo the ever-impressionable Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, played beautifully by Marilyn Monroe. Meanwhile Lemmon's character gets a little too involved in his role as Daphne and is romanced by his/her own millionaire (Joe E. Brown). Posters from this beloved comedy are always a hit with fans, and this one sheet is extra special, as it is signed by director Billy Wilder, and stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, and the film's co-screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond. From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years, who was also personal lyricist to Frank Sinatra for almost fifty years. Kern was also Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980-1985, until its closing. Sammy Cahn helped Mr. Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. The poster has fold wear with small separations, pinholes in the borders and field, edge wear, and faint stains in the left side. Fine.


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