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Free and Open to the Public

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Nov. 16, 2018, midnight
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Coronado's Golden Age of Film

Presented by Coronado Museum of History and Art

Nov. 16, 2018, midnight

1100 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118


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Coronado's Golden Age of Film

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the filming of Some Like it Hot. In honor of this special film anniversary, the Coronado Historical Association is excited to announce its newest exhibit: Coronado’s Golden Age of Film, open November 2018 to January 2019. The exhibit features a retrospective of Coronado’s fascinating film history, including a Coronado Hall of Fame of the many cinematic Coronadans, like Johnny Downs and Anita Page. 

The exhibit’s premiere jewels are pieces from the world’s largest Marilyn Monroe Collection. The Coronado Historical Association is honored to host The Marilyn Monroe Collection ( The Marilyn Monroe Collection comprises a lifetime of memories, both Marilyns and the collectors. On loan to the Coronado Historical Association are a selection of Coronado-centric pieces from the collection consisting of items from Marilyn’s personal wardrobe, including a dress she wore off the set during filming of Some Like it Hot, cosmetics, books from her personal library, numerous personal and professional documents, a Marilyn Monroe signed bank check made payable to her acting coach Paula Strasberg, and other items directly from her estate.  

Coronado’s film history is rich and vast beginning with a short documentary filmed by the Edison Company, through the golden age of silent film, into Hollywood's golden age, to today.  Visit the Coronado Museum to view some of Coronado’s earliest films, explore Coronado’s Cinema Hall of Fame, and get to know Marilyn Monroe by viewing her clothes, photographs, and papers. 

The Museum presents thought-provoking exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects each year. Past exhibitions include Wings of Gold the Centennial of Naval AviationThe Kingston Trio: A World of Music, and Inspired: 100 Year of Coronado SchoolsExhibition sponsorship is a wonderful way for you or your company to reach new audiences while demonstrating support of history and culture in Coronado. Each exhibition sponsorship package is customized depending on you or your company’s sponsorship level, preferred recognition, and promotional goals. Examples of exhibition sponsorship benefits may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Invitations to the exhibition opening previews and events

  • Name or logo credit in all exhibition and program materials, including invitations, History Matters, signage, press releases, website, e-newsletters  and mailings to members

  • A direct link between your website and the Coronado Historical Association website

  • Opportunity to host private receptions at the Museum’s Lecture Hall

We are pleased to develop a customized exhibition sponsorship package for you or your company.  For more information, please contact Christine Stokes at or 619.435.7242.

Grand Opening Spreckels Society and Reception 4:30 p.m.

Member Reception 5:00 p.m.