1954 - The Myth: Marilyn Monroe in Korea 08:24

Marilyn Monroe (June 1st, 1926 – August 5th, 1962) was a 20th century American actress. Her sizzling screen presence and premature death would make her a perennial sex symbol and later a pop icon. She played a variety of roles in many films. One of her most famous films is “The Seven Year Itch” which is a 1955 movie directed by Billy Wilder. The film was based on a play that starred Tom Ewell (but not Marilyn). It cost $1.8 million, a large budget for a movie in those days. The high price was partly incurred by Marilyn often fluffing her lines and requiring many retakes. This was because she had her mind elsewhere -- her marriage to Joe DiMaggio ended during the film shoot. The film, however, contains one of the most famous images of Marilyn Monroe when her dress is billowing up from an updraft from a grate.

Recorded: 1999 Event time: 14-09-1954 Location: Korea Number of clips: 1