Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Marilyn Monroe 'Some Like It Hot' Original Vintage Movie Poster, German, 1968

$1,150.65
$1,438.3120% Off

About

Billy Wilder's timeless screwball comedy Some Like It Hot needs no introduction - with it's non-stop action, smutty one-liners, sexual innuendo and skilful blend of high and low comedy, it is widely regarded as one of the most hilarious movies ever made. On the run from Chicago mobsters, musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguise themselves as women to join an all-female jazz band bound for Florida. Curtis double masquerades as an impotent millionaire to win the irresistible Marilyn Monroe, who steals the show as singer Sugar Kane, while Lemmon is pursued by a real millionaire. Daring at the time for its themes of cross-dressing, gender identity and homosexuality, the film was released without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code, yet was an overwhelming success and went on to receive six Oscar nominations. This extremely rare poster for the East German release focuses solely on a curvacious Marilyn. As American publicity materials were banned during the Soviet era in the Communist Bloc, the state-commissioned artists were able to operate with creative freedom from the demands of the big Hollywood studios, allowing a greater focus on the graphic and artistic elements of the design. Posters from the 1960s GDR display a trend to portray the film's protagonist or a key scene to create a promotionally effective image rather than representing the film's content. We know of only one other example of this poster that has come to market. Backed on linen in the European style with no restoration whatsoever. Prior to backing this poster had one vertical and three vertical fold lines with minor splits to crossfolds and a pinhole to each corner. Backing has smoothed and diminished the folds. Some uneven darkening to paper. Image and colors excellent. The linen border adds 2in. to the dimensions provided below.

Details

  • Creator
    Heinz Ebel (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.25 in. (81.92 cm)Width: 22.63 in. (57.49 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1968
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Conservation backed on linen. Unframed. Will be shipped rolled in a heavy duty shipping tube.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F000471stDibs: LU4110315381192

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $71.92 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Devon, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Devon, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
1stDibs seller since 2018
103 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Large Original Vintage Movie Poster For Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe Film Art
By Giorgio Olivetti
Located in London, GB
Original vintage Italian 2 panel movie poster for the first release in Italy of the award winning musical comedy film Some Like It Hot / A Qualcuno Piace Caldo directed by Billy Wild...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Posters

Materials

Paper

"Some Like It Hot" 1959 Poster
Located in London, GB
After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Posters

Materials

Paper

Some Like It Hot, Original Czech Film Movie Poster, 1964 Vintage Rare, Tesař
Located in Bath, Somerset
Great original vintage Czech film poster the 1960s classic movie Some Like It Hot. Lovely image of Marilyn Monroe and a very rare poster in great condition for its age. Nice to see t...
Category

20th Century Czech Posters

Materials

Paper

"Some like It Hot" Film Poster, 1959
Located in London, GB
The famous trio of Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe created a memorable comic synergy in this Billy Wilder masterpiece. Lemmon and Curtis play two musicians who witness a ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Posters

"Some Like It Hot" Film Poster, 1959
Located in London, GB
After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Posters

"Some Like It Hot" Film Poster, 1959
Located in London, GB
A Classic poster from a timeless comedy, this one sheet features. Marilyn Monroe at her best as singer Sugar Kane. In this silly, top grossing comedy directed by Billy Wilder, Tony C...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Posters

"Some Like It Hot" Film Poster, 2009-BFI
Located in London, GB
After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their ...
Category

Early 2000s Great Britain (UK) Posters

"Some like It Hot" Original US Production Stilla
Located in London, GB
Original US production still for the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy voted the best comedy of all time. Staring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis.   
Category

Vintage 1950s American Posters

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery