‘No Vacancy’: Niagara’s Motel Culture

Marilyn as Rose Loomis, ‘Niagara’ (1953)

‘No Vacancy, Honeymoon Suites or By-the-Week: Motel Culture of Niagara’ is a new exhibition at the Niagara Falls History Museum, reports Niagara This Week. On display until September 7, ‘No Vacancy’ the resort town’s ‘motel culture’, which was memorably represented in the 1953 thriller, Niagara, starring Marilyn and Joseph Cotten as a fatally mismatched couple, staying in a motel in a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage.

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