The Seven Year Itch

On August 5, 1962 Marilyn Monroe passed away. The legendary blonde bombshell’s death shocked the world. Many knew her as the ditzy spirited blonde, yet to those who knew her personally knew she was smart. Throughout her film career she was able to secure her spot in spot in the hearts of many. In the 1955 romantic comedy The Seven Year Itch she starred as the stereotypical girl next door.

When summer roles around New Yorker Richard Sherman bids his son and wife farewell for the season. As he says good-bye. the nerdy and faithful father meets his next door neighbor a girl (who’s name we never learn.) He quickly becomes enamored with her taking her out for dinner and playing the piano alongside her. However, this faithful husband and loving father struggles with his feelings for her as he is worried about starting an affair fearing his wife will find out. Through a series of hilarious “what-if” scenarios, Richard decides to take time off from work to spend time with his wife and son. As he says good-bye to The Girl, they kiss and she wishes him well.

In 1955 Marilyn Monroe created the iconic scene with her standing on the subway vent in The Seven Year Itch. On August 5, 1962, she passed away after struggling with her own demons. Today she is still remembered for portraying characters the opposite of who she was in real life.


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