This is an original Japanese printed in 1959 for the first release of Some Like it Hot.
The artwork is phenomenal with both Marilyn Monroe prominently featured against a red background!
This classic quirky film, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, is consistently voted the best comedy of all time. This Japanese poster seldom surfaces. (Source Sotheby`s)
"Well, nobody's perfect!" Maybe not, but this classic comedy had the perfect last line from Joe E. Brown. The American Film Institute selected it as the greatest American comedy film of all time, and for good reason. Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) are a pair of hapless musicians who witness a mob hit and disguise themselves as women to hide their identities. Enroute to a gig in Florida as part of an all-girl orchestra, they meet the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), and both fall in love with her. The arrival of mob boss Spats Columbo (George Raft) in Florida further complicates things. Directed by Billy Wilder, this was the top money-making comedy of 1959. The film won an Oscar for costume design (how appropriate!), and was nominated for five others.
This poster is in a extremely good original condition - it has never been folded. There is a tiny nick missing from the bottom left hand corner and some tape repair to the backside of the poster. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
Although this poster is in a fantastic condition, we provide professional conservation linen-backing service, this will restore the poster to its original condition, with fold lines barely visible. Please send us an email to email@example.com for further information.
It is 62 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.