The Seven Year Itch (1955) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder and Charles K. Feldman.
Marilyn: Behind the Icon – The Seven Year ItchBy Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 10, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Marilyn: Behind the Icon –The Seven Year Itch Delivers Monroe?s Immortal Iconic Image In 1955, after Marilyn Monroe left Hollywood to study at The Actor?s Studio in Manhattan, she sat in a booth in a diner facing Lowe?s State Theatre on Broadway. Friend and actor Eli Wallach sat across ... Read full article
The Seven Year Itch (1955)By Beatrice on Feb 26, 2016 From Flickers in Time
The Seven Year Itch Directed by Billy Wilder Written by Billy Wilder and George Axelrod from Axelrod’s play 1955/USA Charles K. Feldman Group/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This is not one of Billy Wilder’s most highly rated films but I think it... Read full article
The Seven Year ItchBy Michael on May 20, 2014 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque
The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955) This romantic comedy staring Marylin Monroe and Tom Ewell became one of the most iconic moments of Monroe’s career. The famous white dress blowing over the subway trap that unveils her legs to the audience and the male main character. Adapted ... Read full article
The Seven Year Itch (1955)By Robert Liwanag on Jan 29, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films
Some of cinema?s most iconic moments are relatively simple ones ? Harry Lime appearing out of the shadows, Darth Vader revealing his secret to Luke, or lonely Travis Bickle rehearsing in front of a mirror. The Seven Year Itch has one for the books, too. Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway grating in... Read full article
“That Silly Little Dress” – The Seven Year Itch (1955)By Christina Stewart on Jan 29, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films
As we wrap up the month of Billy Wilder here at Pretty Clever Films, let?s take a look at the costumes of one of his funniest sex comedies from the 1950?s, The Seven Year Itch. The film is based on the stage play by George Axelrod and had a bevy of censorship-related issues before the film could be ... Read full article
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[Richard exhales after a long drag on a forbidden cigarette]
Richard Sherman: All those lovely, injurious tars and resins.
Richard Sherman: I know girls like this! They just can't keep their big mouths shut! This is gonna be all over New York... she's probably telling someone about it right now... yaddida yaddida yaddida...
[cuts to The Girl gossiping about their crazy night]
Richard Sherman: ... I knew it! I knew it! Big blabbermouth!
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The classic shot of Marilyn Monroe's dress blowing up around her legs as she stands over a subway grating was originally shot on Manhattan's Lexington Avenue at 52nd St. on Sept. 15, 1954 at 1 AM. 5000 onlookers whistled and cheered through take after take as Marilyn repeatedly missed her lines. This occurred in the presence of an increasingly embarrassed and angry Joe DiMaggio, Monroe's husband at the time. The original footage shot on that night in New York never made it to the screen; the noise of the crowd had made it unusable. Billy Wilder re-staged the scene on the 20th Century Fox lot, on a set replicating Lexington Avenue, and got a more satisfactory result. However, it took another 40 takes for Marilyn to achieve the famous scene.
Marilyn Monroe's lifelong bouts with depression and self-destruction took their toll during filming; she frequently muffed scenes and forgot her lines, leading to sometimes as many as 40 takes of a scene before a satisfactory result was produced.
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