Original tribute to Marilyn Monroe from a movie "The Seven Year Itch"
WHAT IS IT?
65 years ago- It was 15. September 1954. An iconic moment marked cinema history when Sam Shaw snap a photo “Flying skirt” of legendary Marilyn Monroe
Who would have known right?
Crowd was hypnotized while Marilyn’s dress was flying above her knees and “Oh dear!”- even above her head. Instead of the embarrassment to cover up quickly her knees, as any decent woman of that era would have, Marilyn exclaims, ‘Oh, do you feel the breeze from the subway?’ “Isn't it delicious?”
Billy Wilder was directing this scene of the film The Seven Year Itch on Lexington Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Street in New York City. So Marilyn and her co-star Tom Ewell are exiting movie theatre while Miss Monroe stands exactly above the subway while breeze from metro blows up her skirt.
Yes! It is really working and makes you giggle when it happens. Tried it during my location scout together with Ted Erne, director of the event.
During the time it was quite a scandal. Many believed this wasn’t a proper behaviour for a woman and it culminated with Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s divorce. But who could stop strong woman making history?!