Some Like It Hot - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot, a critically acclaimed farcical romp produced by United Artists and directed by Billy Wilder, premiered at Loew's Capitol Theatre on Broadway in 1959. Set in Chicago in the 1920s, the film stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as hapless musicians who are pursued by gangsters when they witness the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Joe and Jerry decide to disguise themselves as "Josephine" and "Geraldine," and join a female band headed for Florida. (Actually, Jerry takes to his new role quickly, spontaneously introducing himself as "Daphne.") On the southbound train, the pair befriend Sugar Kane, played by Marilyn Monroe, and begin competing for her affections. It turns out that Sugar is on the run as well, fleeing the string of saxophone players who have loved her and left her. In Florida, Joe woos Sugar by masquerading as a millionaire, and...

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