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CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘SOME LIKE IT HOT’

July 26, 2009

Marilyn on-st of Some Like It Hot 1958

Marilyn on-st of Some Like It Hot 1958

LATIMES.COM:
“It’s the story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.”

If you can pin down that quote immediately, and it puts a smile on your face, it’s time to book a trip to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of “Some Like It Hot,” the 1959 film directed by Billy Wilder. Featuring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the film also starred the beautiful and historic Hotel del Coronado,  where its external scenes were shot.

The San Diego County hotel celebrates this legendary comedy with a special package this September, with Curtis (who played Joe, as well as “Josephine” and “Junior”) among the special guests slated to attend.

Package: The “Mingle with the Stars! Some Like it Hot Weekend Celebration Package” includes your accommodations as well as the following: a DVD of “Some Like It Hot,” a copy of the book “Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion,” and tickets for two for a few weekend events.

On Friday evening, you’ll attend a reception with a chef’s tasting menu and a special cabaret performance with Broadway performer Nancy Anderson. Plus, you’ll get to meet the original band members in the film and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.

Saturday evening kicks off with cocktails and appetizers during a reception that will include the film’s producer Walter Mirisch. A buffet dinner comes later, along with a presentation by Tony Curtis that will include behind-the-scenes stories of the filming.

The advertised package rate starts at $340 per night (pre-tax and based on double-occupancy) at the Hotel del Coronado, but once you figure in taxes and the $25 daily resort charge for the two nights, your total will be at least $786. The starting rate, pre-tax and not including resort fee, is $595 per night at Beach Village at the Del. A Friday and Saturday night stay is required.

When: Sept. 18-20.

Note: Though Monroe was reportedly not the easiest of actors to work with during the production of Some Like It Hot, she was “on her mettle” while the production was in Coronado. Read more here about this and other fun facts related to the film at Hotel Del.

Contact: Hotel del Coronado, (800) HOTEL DEL

– Susan Derby, Special to the Los Angeles Times

[Photo: Marilyn Monroe played ‘Sugar’ Kane Kowalczyk in this film shot at Hotel del Coronado. Credit: Hotel del Coronado]

SOME LIKE IT HOT – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

April 29, 2009

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you may want to head over to ArcLightCinemas today for a special viewing of Some Like It Hot. ALC is showing the film today to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary! Click here for more info.