[Video: Monroe on the sets of The Seven Year Itch shoot]
After the unsuccessful western River of No Return and the musical There's No Business Like Show Business, in 1955, 20th Century Fox released a film starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. It was The Seven Year Itch. It was directed by Billy Wilder and presented in DeLuxe Color CinemaScope.
Often cited as one of the great comedies of its time, the film version won critical acclaim and became the biggest US box office hit in the summer of 1955.
It contains one of the most iconic images of the 20th Century in which Marilyn Monroe's dress is blown up above her waist by a passing train underneath a subway grate she is standing on. A famous quote, "Isn't it delicious?" has originated from this scene and was even posed as a question on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Slideshow of Monroe’s flying skirt scene in The Seven Year Itch: