Not a great week. Two of my favorites gone in a matter of three days
Next to Rock Hudson (& Jack Arnold :)) probably the best guy
that came out of Universals post war studio contract system.
He made countless good films.
Funny, talented and good looking he never took himself too seriously
and enriched the American film for many decades. Like Hudson he had
his problems finding more serious roles after the ‘classic’ Hollywood
genres faded away in the late 1960’s. But like Hudson (in the fantastic SECONDS, 1966)
he showed he could carry even a dark sinister drama (THE BOSTON STRANGLER, 1968).
And he gave us a fine daughter too
Some of his best films:
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS; SOME LIKE IT HOT;
THE VIKINGS; OPERATION PETTICOAT, THE DEFIANT ONES;
SPARTACUS; THE OUTSIDER.
His autobiography is highly recommended.
Will miss you terribly Tony Curtis!
Couple of rare stills from my archive, some other greats from
the film biz are pictured. 'guess you all recognize them