Just for Fun: The ‘Seven Year Itch’ Subway Grate

One of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic photos…

The famous ‘Seven Year Itch Subway Grate’ scene — where Marilyn Monroe’s dress billows up into the air — was shot in two locations, the first being on the northwest corner of 52nd St. and Lexington Ave. in New York City, and the second being a sound stage…

Marilyn Monroe, Seven Year Itch Subway GrateHow many people walk past this subway grate every day in Manhattan without ever even giving it a second thought???


Forever Marilyn statue by Seward Johnson celebrates Marilyn Monroe's Seven Year Itch subway grate pose

The “Forever Marilyn” statue by artist Seward Johnson celebrates Marilyn Monroe’s Seven Year Itch subway scene. Made of stainless steel and aluminum, it stands at 26-feet tall and weighs 34K pounds. It was built in New Jersey and shipped to Chicago where it stood in Pioneer Court from July 2011 until May 2012.  It was then re-located to Palm Springs, CA where it stood at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.  On April 8, 2014, the statue made a cross-country trek back to New Jersey where it is on loan until September 2014 at the Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture park and museum in Hamilton Township.

Click here for info on the Grounds for Sculpture Seward Johnson Retrospective that includes “Forever Marilyn”.


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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