This article on FilmSchoolRejects.com talks a lot about the history of Niagara Falls in the movies. It includes references to the Marilyn Monroe movie, as well as others
Niagara Falls is one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. It only makes sense that it has appeared onscreen many times throughout the years. Niagara Falls has been featured in many different types of films, including traditional narrative films, travelogues, and of course documentaries. Each of these different forms of filmmaking offers a unique perspective on Niagara, in terms of the landscape, its mythical qualities, the culture surrounding it, and how humans interact with such a huge force of nature.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Marilyn Monroe slept here.
It’s Room 801 inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls and if you play your cards right, you can sleep there, too.
It’s on the eighth floor, right at the end of the hall, on the left side.
“It’s more than just the room, it’s the entire hotel because this is where she stayed when they were filming the movie Niagara,” said Joseph Legace, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Niagara Frontier Publications has an article about celebrating the 60th anniversary of the movie “Niagara. Through May 2013, you have the opportunity to celebrate the movie, starring Marilyn Monroe, by experiencing some of the best Niagara Falls attractions from the film.
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp has created a package that includes some of the best Niagara Falls attractions seen in the iconic movie.
(this isn’t directly related to Niagara Falls, but there is a blurb about Marilyn Monroe being in Niagara Falls)
From the Niagara Falls Review:
We know her influence in the U.S. but what kind of impression did Marilyn Monroe leave in Canada?
Plenty, according to the man who organized an exhibition in her honour at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, ON. Though she only made two high-profile visits to Canada – including Niagara Falls in 1952 – her stamp on pop culture is still felt through photos and artwork.
The exhibition closed in May, but Finn will be at the RiverBrink Art Museum July 17 to discuss Monroe’s enduring influence up north.
“(Niagara) was her first major acting role, and she was drawing quite a bit of attention,” says Finn, McMichael’s assistant curator. “It seemed like she had a much closer relationship with the people she met on the street than any other time in her career after that.”
From a PR Web press release:
The historic Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview will be celebrating its 80th birthday on July 1, 2009.
The Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, previously named the Brock Plaza Hotel, has maintained its reputation as a hotel that is able to flawlessly combine its historic charm with modern amenities. As the first luxury hotel in Niagara Falls the Crowne Plaza hotel has had many famous visitors including Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, Queen Elizabeth, and Jackie Chan to name just a few.
It might seem like I’m late with this, but the date on the press release was July 2, 2009, a day after the birthday.