The Subway Grate Scene in The Seven Year Itch: “The Staging of an Appearance-As-Disappearance”
University of St Andrews
Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell Filming “The Seven Year Itch” (16 September 1954)
Scene outside a food store at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue early today as Marilyn Monroe stood over a subway grating and had her skirts blown up by a giant blower while talking to Tom Ewell in a scene from the movie they’re making of the famed stage play “Seven-Year Itch.” About 1,500 stay-up-late New Yorkers formed an audience, very appreciative, too, as the synthetic breeze unveiled the Monroe legs and nylon whatchamacallits.
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Marilyn Monroe on Subway Grating for “The Seven Year Itch” (16 September 1954)
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Christian Dior with Woman Modeling Dress and Stockings (11 March 1948)
Stockings were highlighted for the first time when Christian Dior, noted French designer, exhibited his French collection. The hose, which either continued the dress’ color scheme from hem to ankles or afforded a direct contrast, ranged in shades from tender peach to ink black. The colors are called “Boulevard Banquet.” Here a model swirls the skirt of a light blue crêpe dress to feature the sheer navy blue stockings.
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Fifty-Two Foot Figure of Marilyn Monroe Installed at Loew’s State Theater, New York (19 May 1955)
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Laurie Simmons, Three Red Petit-Fours, silver dye bleach process print (1990)
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Marlene Dietrich as Lola Lola in “Der Blaue Engel,” postcard from Marlene Dietrich’s personal effects (1930)
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Clara Bow in “IT” (1927)
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc., “What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City” (1901)
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Zipporah, photogravure of a drawing by John Ruskin after Sandro Botticelli. Frontispiece to Val d’Arno, The Works of John Ruskin, E. T. Cook and A. Wedderburn (eds.) (1906).
Kurt Hutton, Young Women at a Fair, silverprint (1938)
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|Auteur :||Graham Smith|
|Titre :||The Subway Grate Scene in The Seven Year Itch: “The Staging of an Appearance-As-Disappearance”|
|Revue :||Cinémas : revue d'études cinématographiques / Cinémas: Journal of Film Studies, Volume 14, numéro 2-3, printemps 2004, p. 213-244|
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