Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder's timeless screwball comedy Some Like It Hot needs no introduction - with its non-stop action, smutty one-liners, sexual innuendo and skilful blend of high and low comedy, it is widely regarded as one of the most hilarious movies ever made. On the run from Chicago mobsters, musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguise themselves as women to join an all-female jazz band bound for Florida.

Curtis double masquerades as an impotent millionaire to win the irresistible Marilyn Monroe, who steals the show as singer Sugar Kane, while Lemmon is pursued by a real millionaire. Daring at the time for its themes of cross-dressing, gender identity and homosexuality, the film was released without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code, yet was an overwhelming success and went on to receive six Oscar nominations.

This poster for the Yugoslavian release uses the same artwork as the U.S. One Sheet in a simpler monochrome colourway, likely due to a more restricted promotional budget under the country's socialist government.

Excellent (A-)
Backed on linen. One vertical and one horizontal manual fold with some wear and minor splits to folds at edges, which have been smoothed and diminished through linen backing. The poster has been backed in the European style with no restoration whatsoever. Slight darkening to lower edge. Image and colours excellent

Yugoslavian B2
27½ x 19½ in. (70 x 49.5 cm.)

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