With it's non-stop action, smutty one-liners, sexual innuendo and skilful blend of high and low comedy, Billy Wilder's timeless screwball comedy Some Like It Hot 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.
Issued circa 1960 for the first continuous release of Some Like It Hot in Australia, this lively daybill poster follows the design of the original US Insert poster, the artwork re-interpreted for printing in vivid stone lithography. Due to the film's success in Australia following its 1959 release, additional posters were printed in the early 1960s to sustain an ongoing extended release. This poster is from the second printing.
Conservation backed on linen with no restoration. Backing has smoothed the two standard horizontal machine folds so that they are virtually invisible. Various printer's ink scuffs, splashes and smudges as commonly seen on all examples of this poster. Fine printing crease from upper edge through Marilyn's hair. Colours excellent.