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Curtis, Tony 1925-2010

Works: 629 works in 2,076 publications in 7 languages and 29,491 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Biography  Musical films  History  Film noir  Historical films  Autobiographies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Host, Other, Interviewee, Editor, Costume designer, Creator, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tony Curtis
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Most widely held works by Tony Curtis
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

237 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, after which they flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

82 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,279 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 )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,336 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 )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,098 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 )

70 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,071 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 by Blake Edwards( Visual )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris
Spartacus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 865 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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film
The mirror crack'd by Agatha Christie( Visual )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 697 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 )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 498 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 )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetrating glimpse at big studio politics in the early days of Hollywood; a spectacular translation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's notorious novel
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Visual )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmond Dantes, unjustly imprisoned on the eve of his wedding by a rival suitor and his accomplices, escapes after 14 years, uncovers the hidden Monte Cristo treasure described a fellow prisoner, and, as the mysterious count, exacts his revenge
The Boston Strangler by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the man who terrorized Boston for a year and a half
Sweet smell of success( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A barbaric Broadway gossip columnist ropes an unprincipled press agent into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 348 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
Sex and the single girl by Richard Quine( Visual )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 335 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
Angel and the badman ; John Wayne on film( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel and the badman: A notorious gunslinger learns the ways of peace from a beautiful Quaker girl
The Bad News Bears go to Japan by Tony Curtis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third film in the series, the story continues 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
The making of Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movie by Tony Curtis( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some Like It Hot is a beloved part of our culture, voted the "Funniest Film of All Time" by the American Film Institute, but Tony Curtis is the first to tell the complete, uncensored story of its making, a behind-the-scenes saga of intrigue, humor, and romance. A noted artist and raconteur, Tony paints word portraits of the geniuses who made the film: director Billy Wilder and his cowriter I. A. L. Diamond; actor Jack Lemmon; and sex icon Marilyn Monroe. In his engaging style, Tony tells of Wilder and Diamond's unique writing routine; Wilder's surprising first choice for Tony's costar; and Wilder's daring decision to add violence to farce." "Tony describes the challenges he faced as the "best-looking kid in Hollywood" suddenly forced to dress as a woman: meeting the limitations of a constricting costume; learning the "moves" from a female impersonator; adapting his walk and the pitch of his voice; facing people's reactions (or worse, the lack of them); working in tandem with the hilarious Lemmon; and following Wilder's precise but often impersonal direction." "Here, too, are Tony's previously unpublished recollections of his bittersweet relationship with Marilyn. He tells in vivid, compelling detail how America's most celebrated sex symbol came to work on this unlikely project; how he had met the young unknown years earlier on a studio street; about their puppy love, her meteoric rise to fame, and the resentment he saw in her colleagues; how her perfectionism nearly drove him crazy; and how her strange behavior nearly shut down the film. Disclosed for the first time are details of the affair that took place during the filming at the Hotel del Coronado and the effect it had on Tony, on the production, and on Marilyn's husband, the playwright Arthur Miller. In 1958, America read about a fistfight on the set. Now, for the first time, Tony tells what caused it - and what followed it."--BOOK JACKET
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SpartacusSweet Smell of SuccessOperation PetticoatThe great raceSpartacusThe mirror crack'dThe Count of Monte CristoSex and the single girlThe making of Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movie
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Antonius Curtis

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