Billy Wilder's timeless screwball comedy Some Like It Hot needs no introduction - with it's 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.
Lobby Cards were designed for display in a cinema lobby to lure the movie-going public. Typically released in sets of 8, each card depicted a different scene from the film. This jolly US lobby card for Some Like It Hot, number 3 of the set, features Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon having the time of their lives as their alter egos Josephine and Daphne.
Unfolded cardstock, not backed. Minor nicks to edges and bumps to corners. A smattering of staple holes to artwork, one torn. Some surface dirt. The lobby card has undergone the gelatin sizing process wherein it has been washed, de-acidified and sizing has been added back into the paper fibres to strengthen and flatten the paper. A few tissue patches to verso to stabilise weak points including the torn staple hole. Colours good.