I'd like to thank the Mill Valley Film Festival for this honor.
Few actors have earned the title of Hollywood legend and American Prince. Tony Curtis is one. The Mill Valley Film Festival is pleased to present its MVFF award to screen icon Tony Curtis at San Francisco’s majestic Castro Theatre.
Born Bernard Schwartz, the son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, darkly handsome Tony Curtis catapulted to stardom in the 50s and 60s working with classic directors such as Billy Wilder, Carol Reed, Blake Edwards, Vincente Minnelli, Elia Kazan and Stanley Kubrick, while co-starring with a who’s who of Hollywood’s golden age, includ- ing Marilyn Monroe, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Curtis’ versatility is breathtaking—he is equally at home in film noir (Sweet Smell of Success), epics (Spartacus), drama (The Defiant Ones, for which he received an Oscar nomination) and comedy (pitch-perfect in the classic Some Like It Hot).
Mr. Curtis will be interviewed on stage by KRON Channel 4's Jan Wahl following a program of clips and a screening of Some Like It Hot. Afterward, he will sign copies of his new book, American Prince: A Memoir, in the Castro lobby. This evening is co-produced by Castro Theatre impresario Marc Huestis.
TRIBUTE TO TONY CURTIS WAS HELD
Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 pm
429 Castro St., San Francisco
Sponsored By Mill Valley Film Festival & Marc Huestis