Location: Lunar Lawn
Divas Outdoors: Classic Films Under The Stars featuring
Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
with presenting partner Reel Affirmations
Revel in a late summer evening in the gardens and tour the mansion in its twilight splendor. When the sun goes down, Hillwood sizzles under the stars. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star in Some Like it Hot, the American Film Institute’s greatest comedy of all time.
Fearing their lives after they witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), join Sue Sweet’s all-girl orchestra and flee Chicago in drag. As Joe becomes Josephine and Jerry becomes Daphne, Marilyn Monroe stars as new bosom buddy and love interest Sugar. Gender-bending shenanigans ensue as “Josephine” and “Daphne” try to woo Sugar, and Daphne becomes the object of flirtatious millionare Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown).
This camp classic is sure to inspire laughter and fun across the Lunar Lawn. Help set the scene by coming in character or entering our elaborate picnic competition, and enjoy a classic Hollywood film.
6:30-7:45 pm Picnic in grand style on the Lunar Lawn, and tour the mansion , gardens, and special exhibition Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems
7:30 pm Best Picnic Spread Competition Judging
7:45-9:45 pm Film Screening: Some Like It Hot
RAIN DATE: Thursday, September 25
In the case of inclement weather on Thursday, September 18, the program may be postponed until Thursday, September 25. The decision will be announced on Hillwood’s website, Facebook and Twitter feeds at 3 pm on September 18. Pre-registered guests will also receive an email notifying them of the change.
Tickets may be purchased at Hillwood on September 18, or in advance online or by calling 202.686.5807. Please note that tickets to this program are non-refundable.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Dina Merrill Film Program.