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Coronado Ghost Story: Richard Matheson, Christoper Reeve, Jane Seymour

A Ghostly Guess. I cannot help but think (and if you've experienced the tourist bubble and mystique of the Hotel Del, you'll understand) that the famous ghost story (from 1892) might have helped inspire Richard Matheson's 1975 novel. That's just my own guess.

The Hotel del Coronado (where my 1892 true crime/famous ghost legend has its origins) was the setting of Richard Matheson's 1975 time travel fantasy Bid Time Return. Matheson's novel was made into the enjoyable 1980 romance fantasy film Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

Some Like It Hot. You're most likely to associate the Hotel del Coronado with other famous stories, including the movie filmed there, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, titled Some Like It Hot. In the movie, the fictional hotel is actually set in Miami, Florida and called the Seminole Ritz Hotel. I feel obligated to mention this, although my main reason for mentioning any of this is in regard to Richard Matheson's novel.


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