Poster of the Day: The Seven Year Itch (1955)

sevenyearRWest German, 1964 re-issue of the Billy Wilder comedy, starring Marilyn Monroe. The film is most famous for the street scene where an amused Tom Ewell looks on as Marilyn enjoys a gush of air from a happy subway grate:

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Half the men of Manhattan turned up to watch this scene being shot – a fact that Marilyn found amusing. Her husband, Joe Di Maggio, who was also on set, however, did not… their marriage ended during this shoot.

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seven-year-itch-1For Marilyn fans, the documentary ‘Love, Marilyn’ is worth a watch. Not fantastic as a film, but gives a real insight into just how seriously she took her acting, for instance when she ended her contract with Fox and moved to New York to join the Actors Studio – a fact that many actors at the studio ridiculed her for.

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posted by Dixie Turner

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