Friday, March 4, 2011

Some Like It Hot

Last week, the Man of the House and I went tango dancing. It was marvelous! We both loved it-even though we were beginners. We have tried merengue, salsa, waltz, and square dancing before. We had fun with those but TANGO is our dance. I intend to make sure we continue with it!!!!!

The tango music was familiar to me and I remembered a movie my sisters and I LOVED watching when we were girls.

Some Like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemon.

So funny! ("How do they walk in these things? It's like Jello on springs.")

Jack Lemon's character, Jerry/Daphne the Bass Fiddle player, is my favorite. Tony Curtis (Jo/Josephine the sax player) makes a prettier woman, but he isn't as funny.

Probably my favorite quote from the whole movie is when Tony Curtis who has been masquerading as Josephine, changes into sailor clothes to pose as a millionaire--attempting to woo Marilyn Monroe. Jack Lemon is angry about it and gripes him out.

Jerry/Daphne : "And where did you get that phony accent? No-body talks like that!" You have to hear it though and I couldn't find a YouTube of it. Because actually, Tony Curtis is doing Cary Grant's voice and doing it perfectly.

So glamorous! (Marilyn Monroe & Tony Curtis making out fully clothed for hours. That's how I formed my first ideas of what sex was. I haven't decided if that was a good thing or a bad thing. But I do know it is preferable to all the movies today that just throw people naked in bed with no prelude and no prettiness.)


  1. what an amazing movie. one of my favorite quotes--
    Jerry: Now you've done it! Now you have done it!
    Joe: Done what?
    Jerry: You tore off one of my chests!

    a little later...
    You ripped 'em again!

  2. Tango dancing sounds SO fun! Brad gave me ballroom lessons for our anniversary last year . . . but we have yet to go. You've inspired me to sign up :)