By the Sea: Marilyn on Coronado Island

90 seconds of rare footage shot on location for Some Like It Hot at the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island near San Diego, California in 1958 was aired on CBS News 8 today. Husband Arthur Miller, make-up artist Whitey Snyder and co-star Jack Lemmon are seen with Marilyn, as well as director Billy Wilder and actors Joe E. Brown and Tony Curtis (with his then-wife, Janet Leigh). The excitement of the crowd of onlookers is also palpable, making it a ‘perfect’ time-capsule.

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