Social History: Marilyn Monroe and the Hotel Del Coronado – Billy Wilder’s fabulous film SOME LIKE IT HOT!
A youTube look at the Hotel Del Coronado…
It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort.
(Jack Lemmon and Marlyn Monroe during filming at the Del Coronado) The hotel is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, and is a designated California Historical Landmark. When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world and the first to use electrical lighting.
(The Del Coronado’s main dining room) It has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities throughout the years. The hotel has been featured in numerous movies and books.
The hotel received the Four Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association, and was listed by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Resorts In The World”.