1958 — Some Like it Hot
Filmed at the Hotel del Coronado in 1958, Some Like it Hot showcased the talents of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon while also showing off the hotel’s assets a spectacular sundrenched silhouette of Victorian architecture, a perfect backdrop for the film’s 1929 setting. Named the number one comedy of all time by the American Film Institute, the movie has an honored place in film and Del history. Although only exterior scenes were filmed at the hotel, the interior scenes do look very Del-like (right down to the placement of the lobby elevator and stairs). This probably explains why so many Some Like It Hot devotees – even after seeing the Hotel del Coronado for themselves – absolutely refuse to believe that the movie’s interior scenes were not filmed at The Del.