This is where, formerly the Loews Theater, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, shielding the gusts from the subway grate, was taken.
Formerly the Loews theater, it was on this site that in 1954 the overly famous scene of Marilyn Monroe, shielding her dress from the gusts from a subway grate, was taken. As a promotional photo and scene for the film The 7 Year Itch, the scene was shot over and over, in front of a huge crowd of spectators. Amongst the crowd was Monroe’s husband, Joe DiMaggio, which became infuriated by the scene of his wife’s dress being blown over her head (over and over). The argued, avoided the media for two weeks, then suddenly announced their divorce!
Married for less than a year, could this spot have been the catalyst for break up? DiMaggio must’ve been nuts.
Who: Marilyn Monroe
What: 7 Year Itch photographic site
Where: 569 Lexington Avenue