The Stunt Man

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A fake tower atop the Hotel Del explodes during the filming of "The Stunt Man" c. 1977

1977 — The Stunt Man

"The Stunt Man," starring Peter O’Toole and Barbara Hershey, required the construction of a fake tower atop the hotel’s iconic Victorian roof, followed by a dramatic explosion. Filming took place at The Del in 1977 and 1978.