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Curtis, Tony 1925-2010

Works: 549 works in 1,697 publications in 7 languages and 28,728 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Musical films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Christmas films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Host, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other, Editor, Creator, Narrator, Speaker, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tony Curtis
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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

118 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to escape retaliation after they witness a gangland murder, two unemployed musicians disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band headed to Miami. En route, one falls for the band's lovelorn singer, who thinks she loves an aged playboy. Their cover is blown by his love interest and by a mob boss, who refuses to fall for their hoax
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

76 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
Operation Petticoat by Blake Edwards( Visual )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of Army nurses
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two convicts escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by a hatred for each other. But in order to elude capture they must overcome their hostility
The great race( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villainous Prof. Fate has sworn to beat the noble and dashing Great Leslie in a turn-of-the-century, no-holds-barred automobile race from New York to Paris. Then, to add an extra touch of mischief to the mayhem, there is an unthinkable last-minute entry -- a woman! From the Statue of Liberty, through the great plains of the Wild West, over the Bering Sea, and across the frozen face of Siberia, its high-level high jinks as the dastardly Prof. Fate and his bungling sidekick Max try to foil the incorruptible Leslie
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

43 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
The celluloid closet by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen
The mirror crack'd by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple tackles an assembly of suspects in a homicide on the set of an American extravaganza being filmed in England
Insignificance by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play. With a combination of whimsy and dread, director Nicolas Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears
F. Scott Fitzgerald's the last tycoon by Elia Kazan( Visual )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The production head of a Hollywood studio in the thirties has his troubles complicated when he falls in love with a girl who reminds him of his dead wife."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
The Boston Strangler by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the man who terrorized Boston for a year and a half
Sex and the single girl by Bu lang( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snoopy tabloid magazine editor Bob Weston wants to know if author Helen Gurley Brown based her book on, as he believes, personal research. He tries to parley an interview with the author who made headlines and sales. So he decides to get very personal to find out for himself
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
The making of Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movie by Tony Curtis( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Special Memoir for a Special Moment in Hollywood History ... Some Like It Hot occupies a unique place in American culture. This beloved classic. showcases five comic geniuses: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder, . and Marilyn Monroe. It has been honored by the American Film Institute as the "Funniest Film of All Time". It has contributed quotes, styles, and stories to film lore. Yet the full story of its making has never been tolduntil now
The Bad News Bears go to Japan by Tony Curtis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third film in the series, the story contiunes as the Bad News Bears are spirited off to Tokyo by Marvin Lazar, a slick and sleazy con artist who sees in the team a perfect peg for a get-rich-quick scheme. The strikeout-prone Bears are pitted against a murderously skillful Japanese junior baseball team
Taras Bulba by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Ukraine of the 16th century, a powerful Cossack chieftain is determined to regain his land from treacherous Polish invaders. Despite bitter dissension in the ranks, he is soon leading his soldiers into savage warfare. But further conflict erupts when his headstrong son, Andrei, falls deeply in love with a Polish girl. Spectacular battle scenes highlight the nonstop action, arriving at a shattering climax in which father and son must ultimately confront the rift between them
Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the making of the classic movie by Tony Curtis( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1958 director Billy Wilder offered Tony Curtis the chance to star in the film called SOME LIKE IT HOT, which became one of the best-loved films of all time. Now, fifty years later, one of its leading 'ladies' reveals what REALLY went on during the making of 'the funniest movie of all time' (the American Film Institute). Writing in his inimitable voice, Tony Curtis speaks frankly about his working relationship with Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder, as well as his romance with Marilyn Monroe. Here too is the truth behind Monroe's erratic behaviour, which almost scuppered the production. Featuring rarely seen photographs from his private collection and a wealth of first-hand anecdotes, this is an insider's account of the making of a Hollywood classic
American prince : a memoir by Tony Curtis( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary actor chronicles his odyssey from hard-knock childhood as the son of immigrant parents to Hollywood success, detailing his days as a tinseltown playboy, the film industry during Hollywood's Golden Era, and his life as an artist at the age of eighty
Tony Curtis : the autobiography by Tony Curtis( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The motion picture actor's memoir of his life, rise to the top of his profession, and insiders look at Hollywood and its stars
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Antonius Curtis

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Curtis, James 1925-2010

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Schwartz, Bernard, 1925-

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SpartacusSweet Smell of SuccessOperation PetticoatThe great raceThe mirror crack'dSex and the single girlThe making of Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movieSome like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the making of the classic movieAmerican prince : a memoir