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This week in entertainment history

On September 15, 1954, a famous skirt made history. The wearer was Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. The skirt in question was blown up by a blast from a subway vent in New York, for a scene in the film The Seven Year Itch. It would go on to adorn the walls of homes the world over for decades after.

It had taken Monroe a long time to reach that level of stardom. From life in a foster home, she had struggled to make it in Hollywood. There were men, bad marriages, the odd nude photo shoot. In short, she had paid her dues. By the time she was shooting her last film, The Misfits in 1961, she was among the most famous movie stars on earth.

As for that famous scene, there have been numerous attempts to recreate it. But is there really a star around who can fit Monroe's shoes?

Text: Preetee Brahmbhatt

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