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Chicago Tribune, Thursday, June 9, 1960, s. 4, p. 6, c. 7:TOWER TICKERby Herb LyonThe Yakety Yak: Milt Rackmil, chief of U-I studios and Decca records, tells me he turned over the first profit check from the movie "Operation Petticoat" to star [co-owner] Cary Grant last Monday: $709,000! Milt points out that usually suich participating shares aren't paid until a couple of years have elapsed. "Petticoat" was relaased last November. . . ._____________________________
The hit Universal film, Operation Petticoat, had a holiday opening in Chicago on Cristmas day, 1959. The film ran at the Chicago theatre until mid-February.
Chicago Tribune, January 22, 1959:LOOKING AT HOLLYWOODby Hedda HopperJanet Leigh can't join Tony Curtis in Key West where he's doing "Operation Petticoat." Their baby, kelly, is running a temperature. Tony wired that in going from Miami to Key West they ran into three road blocks to keep Cubans out. . . .____________[same], February 19, 1959:TOWER TICKERby Herb Lyon. . . . Tony Curtis, curly haired teen idol, is in town after ending location shooting with Cary Grant on "Operation Petticoat" in Key West. Cary flies, Tony trains--and you should see the mad mob of bobby-soxers swarming all over the Ambassador East lobby. ["There he is!" "Where?" "There!"]____________________________
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