Congratulations to …. For the correct answer The classic shot of Marilyn Monroe’s dress blowing up around her legs as she stands over a subway grating came from the film Seven Year Itch It 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 presence of an increasingly embarrassed and annoyed Joe DiMaggio who was then Marilyn Monroe’s husband. The original footage shot on that night in New York never made it to the screen because the noise of the crowd had made it unusable. Billy Wilder was a very patient director and he re-staged the scene on the 20th Century Fox lot, on a set that replicated Lexington Avenue, and he finally ajchieved the desired result albeit that it took 40 takes for Marilyn to achieve the famous scene.