New York Film Locations

Marilyn Monroe Subway Grate Moment

3 January 2019

It's been over 60 years since the famous subway-grate moment on Lexington Avenue and East 52nd Street in the film "The Seven Year Itch", when Marilyn Monroe's character attempted to cool off by catching a gust of air from the subway updraft, “Ooh do you feel the breeze from the subway, isn’t it delicious” but even today some celebrities are still caught out with the Manhattan breeze, and normally at an inappropriate moment when the paparazzi are nearby taking photos.

Film: The Seven Year Itch featuring Marilyn Monroe

In 2014, actress Jessica Alba accidentally imitated Monroe when air from a subway grate blew her skirt up around her waist whilst the star was on her way to Whole Foods Market on 7th Avenue and West 24th Street in New York City. Though she managed to maintain her composure in front of the on-looking photographers, the mishap was caught on camera for all to see.

Actress: Jessica Alba

Actress: Jessica Alba

More recently, popstar Rita Ora posted a picture of herself on her Instagram standing on a subway-grate in New York with her silky silver skirt rising above her knee with the quote “So this happened”.

Popstar: Rita Ora

otsoNY will be revisiting the film, The Seven Year Itch this month to add additional film locations as well as some interesting facts about the film.


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