Looks like I'm working my way through the decades! After the 40's movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, It's the 50's with Some Like it Hot (1959).
According to the American Film Institute Some Like It Hot is the number one rated comedy film of all time! Starring the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe.
And the grand Hotel del Coronado, aka Hotel Del, in San Diego where all the external scenes were shot.
And I think it is also the first Hollywood movie to show men in drag, with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis playing two musicians who after witnessing a mob massacre disguised themselves as female musicians..., both falling for the sexy singer in the band (Marilyn Monroe).
... as said, the other star in the film, the Hotel del Coronado which opened in 1888 and completed a $150 million renovation in December 2007, which added cottages, a spa, restaurants, and shops.
And I bet most of you know that the Del is also known as one of America's most haunted Resorts. As the story goes, a young woman named Kate Morgan checked into the hotel in 1892 to meet her estranged husband. He never showed up,and days later she was found dead on the beach from a gunshot wound. It is believed that she still haunts the hotel. Take a tour of the Del Coronado Hotel with Rainey of The Project Table who stayed there last December, celebrating her 29th anniversary with her husband.
Also, see more Vintage Photos at Shellbells Tiki Hut, and check out Marilyn Monroe's House on Hooked on Houses.
The Coronado Hotel at Christmas -in December the lights will go on again! 60,000 bulbs will illuminate every facet of the Victorian resort..., with one towering 30-foot pine tree standing outside...
... and a second Christmas Tree inside gracing the foyer, photographed by Rainey.
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