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Tony Curtis

Five ways to play on Coronado Island

Surf surges against this pristine shore, the white sand dotted picturesquely with red-striped cabanas. A paved footpath leads up to the iconic grand hotel. And it doesn't take much imagination to see Marilyn Monroe on this beach, sun-kissed and windswept in her short white beach robe. In fact, it takes no imagination at all. All over Coronado Island you'll see photographs taken during the filming of "Some Like It Hot," the 1959 comedy starring a ukulele-playing Monroe and Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as fellow members of her, ahem, girl band bound for Florida. Much to the consternation of Miami's then-mayor, the role of Florida beach was played by this stretch of...