Tony Curtis Arrives At The Castle, Interview

HOLLYWOOD —Famous for his thick, black wavy hair, handsome good looks, flashing long eyelashes and trademark New York accent. Mr. Tony Curtis’s flexography includes many of the greatest movies in Hollywood history including “The Prince Who Was a Thief” (1951), “Houdini” (1953), “The Sweet Smell of Success” (1957), “The Vikings” (1958), “The Defiant Ones” (1959), “Some Like It Hot” (1959) and the 1960 epic “Spartacus” to name only a few. Tony is now enjoying a successful second career as a fine artist. Since at least the early 1960s, Curtis has had a second career as a painter, assemblage creator and sketcher.


Painter Tony Curtis


His work can command more than $50,000 a canvas now and it is on this he now focuses rather than movies. “I still make movies but I’m not that interested any more. I paint all the time.” Tony’s paintings are featured in galleries all around the world, including in Las Vegas, Carmel, Maui, Whistler, London, Paris, and New York. In 2007 his painting “The Red Table” went on display at the Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan. In addition, Tony is the biggest supporter of Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, a non-profit horse rescue started by he and his wife, Jill.

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WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2010 – 6 p.m. Dinner with Tony Curtis [Limited Seating]; Then 8 – Midnight will feature a book signing and gallery exhibit of Mr. Curtis’s work in the Magic Castle’s Inner Circle.

Sunday, January 31, 4 p.m. screening of “Some Like It Hot” w/ Q&A to follow, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Book signing

WHERE: The Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028

TICKETS: Saturday Dinner $85 for non-members and Sunday Q&A and book signing $10 for non-members by calling 323-851-3313 x434

The Magic Castle is the world’s most famous club for magicians and magic enthusiasts and home to The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. The Magic Castle is the showplace for some of the greatest magicians from around the globe and houses one of the largest original collections of Houdini’s great tools of the trade. Great pride is taken in showcasing the magnificent building that houses the Magic Castle. Construction of the original mansion was completed in 1909, so the now established Hollywood landmark recently celebrated in centennial.



Photographs Courtesy: Mr. Tony Curtis