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GCU Offers Movie Monday Screening of “Some Like It Hot”
Laugh along with AFI’s Funniest Film of the Century
Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 29, 2009—Georgian Court celebrates historical icons with Movie Mondays, a Monday night film series featuring movies at GCU that include an actor’s portrayal of one of the stars prior to the show. Movie Mondays kicks off the fall with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot (1959) on Monday, October 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Hear stories from “Marilyn” before settling in to watch AFI’s funniest film of the century.
Tickets are $5 in advance; $10 at the door; and free to current GCU community members with ID. Reservations are required due to limited space. For more information or to make reservations, contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next film in this series will be Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), featuring Bobby Darin, on November 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre.
About Some Like It Hot
Marilyn Monroe personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a 1950s sex goddess. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an inherent sensuality, endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th century. Directed by Billy Wilder and also starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, Some Like It Hot is a legendary comedy about two musicians who witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. In order to elude the mob, the men dress up as women and join an all-girl band heading for Miami. Marilyn gave a memorable performance as Sugar Kane and sang the iconic song, “I Wanna Be Loved by You.” The American Film Institute named Some Like It Hot as the funniest film of the century in 2000.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.
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