West 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:
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.
For 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.
posted by Dixie Turner