hotel del coronado

from l. frank baum, the wizard of oz posted in literature


hotel del coronado
1500 orange avenue
coronado, california 92118

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At the time of its opening in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado (a.k.a. "The Del" or "Hotel del") was the largest resort hotel in the world. It has been featured in several books and films.

L. Frank Baum wrote many of his Oz books at the resort.

Stephen King wrote his story 1408 (film release in 2007) from a collection of real-life news stories about parapsychologist Christopher Chacon's investigation of a notoriously haunted room at the hotel.

It also was the setting for the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson; however, for the movie version, Somewhere in Time (1980), the story setting and filming were moved to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

The hotel is featured on a US Postage Stamp honoring director Billy Wilder, with images of Marilyn Monroe and the hotel from Some Like It Hot (1959). Other films shot here include My Blue Heaven (1990), The Stunt Man (1980), and Wicked, Wicked (1973).

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