Tag Archives: Tony Curtis

FILM REVIEW: Billy Wilder’s ‘Some Like It Hot’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy ‘Some Like It Hot’, which is running in selected theatres in the United Kingdom ahead of its 60th anniversary, is the funniest comedy you’ll see this year, or any year. Restored in 4K … Continue reading

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The night Jeanne Moreau and I had square bottoms

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Standing alone in the middle of the stalls before a concert in Ghent, I saw the petite figure of a woman enter the hall and stroll to the seat directly in front of me. She … Continue reading

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Tony Curtis on Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas and more

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Nobody loved being a movie star more than Tony Curtis, who was born on this day 90 years ago and who died in 2010, and as he got older he liked nothing more than to … Continue reading

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Lancaster, Curtis and La Lollo fly high in ‘Trapeze’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – One year before Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis made cynical music together in Alexander Mackendrick’s “Sweet Smell of Success”, they spent some time flying through the air for Carol Reed in “Trapeze”. The 1956 circus … Continue reading

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