Some Like it Hot is screening at North Straub Park in St Petersburg, Florida, on May 19 at 7pm. (Florida, of course, is the destination that Sugar and chums are heading to in the movie. And Marilyn herself visited St Petersburg with ex-husband Joe DiMaggio in 1961.)
In March 1961, Marilyn took a holiday with ex-husband Joe DiMaggio in the area, sparking rumours of a reunion. They stayed at the Tides Motel, and spent their days in training with the Yankees, or relaxing by the sea.
In March 1961, while Marilyn was recovering from illness, ex-husband Joe DiMaggio invited her to join him for a relaxing break in Florida. According to today’s Orlando Sentinel, Marilyn visited the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel during her stay…
“The New York Yankees once made the hotel their home during spring training, and it is said that a chunk of the bar remains missing, where the former owner broke it off so Marilyn Monroe could sign it.”