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.