‘Some Like It Hot’ in Tampa

Some Like It Hot will be screened at the Tampa Theatre this Sunday, June 9, at 3 pm, as part of a Summer Classics series. This will be followed by a short Q&A hosted by Harriet Deer, retired film professor from the University of South Florida.

“Near the middle of Some Like It Hot, Marilyn Monroe stands in front of an all-woman orchestra (well, all-woman except for Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis — they have dressed as women and joined the band to dodge the Mafia) to sing ‘I Wanna Be Loved By You.’ Surrounded by glitz and luxury and dancing couples, a spotlight hits her from collarbone to crown. She’s the brightest spot in a sea of grey. It’s hard to shake the feeling that this must have been how she lived her whole life: incandescent, impossibly charismatic, funny and bubbly and forever the pinpoint center of attention … Ostensibly a Lemmon-Curtis two-hander, Monroe steals every scene she’s in. Some Like It Hot remains one of film’s all-time great comedies and an example of a one-of-a-kind performer at the height of her powers.”