Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Jan 8, 2012
7:30pm

Weekend with Marilyn Double Feature!
THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL / SOME LIKE IT HOT

If you've seen MY WEEK WITH MARILYN and are curious about the film Monroe was making with Sir Laurence Olivier in the film within a film, here's your chance - and on the big screen! On a double feature with the classic cross-dressing comedy/romance SOME LIKE IT HOT starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. And, we've just added a screening of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN featuring in person appearances by stars Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh on January 11 at 7:00 PM at the Egyptian.

Book signing at 6:30 PM in the Egyptian lobby of Susan Bernard’s Marilyn: Intimate Exposures. Discussion between films with Susan Bernard.
THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL
1957, Warner Bros., 115 min, UK, Dir: Laurence Olivier

Prince-regent Grandduke Charles of Carpatha (Sir Laurence Olivier, who also directs) is visiting London for the coronation of the new British king in 1911, when one night he indulges his proclivities and stops by the Coconut Girl Club. There he meets gorgeous but clumsy club singer Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) and against his better judgment, invites the curvaceous chanteuse to a private dinner. Little does the prince know that Elsie understands German, and when she overhears Charles mentioning his son’s plans to switch alliances to Germany, she gets to work on the wee tasks of reconciling the two royals and keeping Carpatha from tipping the volatile Europe into war. With Jeremy Spenser and Sybil Thorndike.


SOME LIKE IT HOT
1959, Park Circus/MGM, 119 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

Musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon go on the lam from the Chicago mob, cross-dressing to escape with an all-girl band and creating a situation where luscious Marilyn Monroe doesn’t know if she’s falling for a playboy (Curtis) or a playgirl. Wilder’s insane blend of sexual confusion and flawless slapstick gave Curtis the best comic role of his career. Biggest on-set problem: keeping Curtis and Lemmon from looking too good in women’s clothes.


Both films will screen in 35mm.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jan 8, 2012 • 7:30pm