Exactly 65 years later:
Lexington Avenue between 52nd and 53rd
One woman, a thousand faces
ORIGINAL TRIBUTE to celebrate one of the most iconic moment in cinema history! We will reshoot the “flying skirt” scene like Marilyn did 65 years ago.
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.
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?!