50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death
August 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of screen idol Marilyn Monroe, star of films such as Some Like it Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the Seven Year Itch, scene of the legendary photograph where she was seen laughing as her skirt blew up.
For fans of this sex icon, US specialist, Bon Voyage, has created a new 10-night fly-drive itinerary - combining stays in Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs and San Francisco – and taking in significant places connected with the ‘Blonde Bombshell’, whose legend still lives on 50 years after her death.
Highlights in LA, where there’s a three-night stay, include her home at Brentwood (where she died at the age of 36), the Rainbow Bar and Grill - formerly called the Villa Nova Restaurant - where she met her husband, Joe DiMaggio, the Hollywood Walk of Fame where her handprints can be seen and the Westwood Memorial Park where she is buried.
In San Diego, two nights are spent at the Del Coronado Hotel where she filmed ‘Some Like it Hot’ before moving on for two nights to Palm Springs where Marilyn Monroe’s fame began when she was ‘discovered’ at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club.
The holiday concludes with three nights in San Francisco, where Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio were married in the city’s Town Hall in 1954.
Prices start at £1695 per person (twin share) inclusive of return flights from Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow, internal flights, room-only four and five-star room-only hotels and convertible car hire.
For more information, visit bon-voyage.co.uk/spotlights.