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Some Like it Hot at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1959

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Some Like it Hot at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1959

Some Like it Hot at the Hotel Del Coronado

©2011 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
In Monroe's 1959 film Some Like it Hot, two out-of-work male musicians go on the run from the mob after witnessing the Valentine's Day Massacre. Co-stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon dress up in drag to join an all-girl orchestra on its way to Florida. Along the way they meet ukelele-player Sugar Kane, played by Marilyn Monroe. Ostensibly set at the Seminole-Ritz Hotel in Florida the beach resort scenes were actually filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado.

We took a modern photo of the hotel - which has changed little since the movie was shot - then added a drawing of Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon as a tip of our virtual hat to a scene from the film.

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