Some Like it Hot
The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
Billy Wilder developed his story of two male musicians dressing in drag to play in an all-female band from a 1951 German film, itself a remake of a French original. With over 150 images of the cast and crew, excerpts from the script and other ephemera, this celebration of the much-loved comedy reveals how the film was made and what happened behind the scenes with the notoriously unreliable Marilyn Monroe.
The South Pacific Companion
The war in the Pacific might seem an unlikely setting for a Broadway musical, but Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 adaptation of James A Michener's stories became an instant classic. Packed with production photographs, posters and set designs, this handsome and lovingly produced book charts the show's origins, reproduces the lyrics of classic songs such as 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'There is Nothin' Like a Dame', and follows the production history of this evergreen hit into the 21st century.