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San Diego CA: My Historic Hotel Del Coronado Experience PDF Print E-mail

The beautiful resort has been enjoyed by guests, including kings, queens, presidents, generals, admirals and movie stars, since 1888. My claim to fame there happened in 1959.

I won a TV quiz contest prize that offered two free nights at the classic oceanfront hotel. In those days, the expensive resort charged a sky-high $50 a night. Today, it costs $280 and up. It was my good luck to be there when the iconic movie, Some Like It Hot, was in production. It starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. If you look real close, you may see younger me in crowd scenes at the beach and in the hotel ballroom episodes. The setting was Miami in the 1920s, but it was all actually filmed at the San Diego resort.

Movie historians will always consider the final line a Hollywood classic. When Jack Lemmon, who was pretending to be a woman, removed his wig and confessed he was a man, boyfriend Joe E. Brown calmly replied, “Well, nobody’s perfect.” For current info, go to hoteldel.com

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