Founded in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado has been a setting in literature, film, and legend. The most famous work of literature involving the hotel is L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Author Richard Matheson stayed at the Hotel del Coronado while writing his novel Bid Time Return in order to experience the life of his character. This hotel is also presumed to be the setting for the 1891 short story, An Heiress From Redhorse, by Ambrose Bierce. Other draws of this historical site include stories of hauntings and its appearance in films such as Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe.