View Full Version : Bernard Schwartz AKA Tony Curtis

September 30th, 2010, 07:17 AM
I am like the biggest Tony Curtis fan ever among all my college buds studying to be bankers. It's a sad day when Mr Curtis passes away! RIP Tony! I like to be all suave and cool like you were in the movies years ago. Oh yes, it's a sad day when a guy like you passes away!

That's a recent photo
of Mr Tony Curtis!

September 30th, 2010, 07:19 AM
And that's a not so recent photo of
Mr Tony Curtis!

September 30th, 2010, 08:42 AM
I don't understand why this is a poll.

September 30th, 2010, 08:56 AM
Some guys just like poles....

You gotta problem wit dat?

September 30th, 2010, 11:27 AM
The poll numbers add up to 200%. What gives with that?

September 30th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Bernie was a super guy, worth twice the normal fella:


September 30th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Tony Curtis survived being horribly miscast in The Black Shield of Falworth. He also survived marriage to the very hot Janet Leigh, his costar in that and several other films.

He was expertly directed by the great Billy Wilder, and held his own opposite Jack Lemmon, in Some Like It Hot. Curtis once said in an interview that he greatly admired Cary Grant, and used him as the model for the voice of the wealthy oil baron in that movie.

As I type this, there's a clip on TV of Josephine and Geraldine struggling in high heels down a train platform.


September 30th, 2010, 11:42 AM
One of his best (and all the better for being shot on location in NYC when it was great and gritty) ...


September 30th, 2010, 12:05 PM
And to think....he spent the last 40 years pretty much washed up.

From the same era: I saw where Eddie Fisher died the other day. That career was over by the mid-60's too.

They both went from ruling-the-earth to somebody's father.

September 30th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Tony took up painting (http://www.tonycurtis.com/Online_Art_Gallery.html).

More recently he was working on assemblages & collages (http://tonycurtisonline.blogspot.com/2009/01/some-of-tonys-new-art-work.html).

Last year I stayed with friends in Palm Springs,
where one of Tony's earlier paintings was on view ...


The house, like the canvas, was pure California Desert 1970's,
complete with sunken kitchen surrounded by an L-shaped bar --
great for holding court and entertaining:


The house belonged to my friend's relative -- a Hollywood old-timer,
sideways connected to show biz and with the mementos to prove it:


Of course there was a pool, perfectly situated:


I can imagine Tony hanging out there for a weekend.

September 30th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Of course there was a pool, perfectly situated:


I can imagine Tony hanging out there for a weekend.


September 30th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Tony was never shy in matters of love and lust.

September 30th, 2010, 02:59 PM
When I think of Bernard Schwartz, I never think of Bernard's Schwantz. HAR!

October 1st, 2010, 07:40 PM
I don't understand why this is a poll.

I don't understand that one either.

Tony was a great actor in his own right.

Anyway, he will be missed by all. R.IP., Tony Curtis. You're in a better place now, and we'll miss you!!