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Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘flying skirt’ photograph turns 65 years today;
65 years ago on 15 September 1954, photographer Sam Shaw shot the ‘flying skirt’ picture of Marilyn Monroe laughing as her white skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway grate. It was actually one of the scenes from The Seven Year Itch, American romantic comedy film starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell directed by Billy Wilder which was filmed between September and November 1954 and released on June 1955. The photograph of Marilyn Monroe’s ‘flying skirt’ from the film went on to become one of the most notable images and the most iconic moments in the film history.
However, despite being one of the most iconic moments in history and the most notable photographs of Marilyn Monroe, the famous full-length image of Marilyn Monroe standing with her white dress being blown up was never actually appears in the film. The shot used in the film is only showing her legs while her reaction shot was cut, thus the full-length shot was never shown.
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