The iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe and the subway blast

The iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe and the subway blast

On September 15, 1954, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by a blast from a subway vent is shot during the filming of The Seven Year Itch.  Her husband at the time, baseball player, Joe DiMaggio did not like the photograph and they divorced soon afterwards.  The photograph is a staple of pop culture.

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4 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    Yes this was famous! They first filmed it in New York and all the people were gawking at Marilyn much to the dismay of Joe who hated that his wife was looked at in this manner. Finally they filmed the actually scene in the movie on a set.

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  2. It’s a shame. It’s very modest by today’s standards. And actually showed no more than the pin ups that women did in the 40’s.

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