Estate of Tony Curtis Auction Catalog
This limited edition fully-illustrated color catalog for the Property From The Estate of Tony Curtis auction contains over 500 items from his life and career. The rare Hollywood star whose off-screen character was often more sensational than his on-screen one, Mr. Curtis lived a life that could be its own movie. Curtis’ career spanned six decades with popularity during the 1950s and 1960s enabling him to transpose his good looks into super movie stardom. He acted in over 100 films ranging from light comedy to serious drama and he also made numerous television appearances. Among Curtis’ most memorable films were 1959’s “Some Like It Hot,” 1960’s “Spartacus,” 1953’s “Houdini,” 1952’s “Son of Ali Baba”, 1957’s “Sweet Smell of Success,” 1965’s “The Great Race” and of course 1968’s “The Boston Strangler,” often noted as his most serious part. He earned an Oscar nomination for the 1958 crime drama “The Defiant Ones.” The film “Some Like Hot” in which he acted with icon Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon has been called the funniest film in history by the American Film Institute. He also acted with such greats as Burt Lancaster in “Sweet Smell of Success” and Cary Grant in “Operation Petticoat.” Curtis was often noted for his impeccable comedic timing.
This amazing catalog offers a unique insight into his private life and abundance of elegant furnishings as well as his taste in fine art. This is a rare opportunity for fans and collectors to see this collection one last time and to own a piece of Hollywood history.