Did this 1901 film inspire this famous Marilyn Monroe photograph?

Everyone has seen this iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe below. The photograph from the movie The Seven Year Itch is probably the most recognized among thousands taken of the famous actress.

 

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I recently ran across an old 1901 film made by Thomas Edison’s film company in New York City and wondered if the inspiration to do the scene of Marilyn standing over a subway grate came from it.

The following is actual footage of pedestrians and street traffic in summer attire on New York City made by Thomas Edison’s film company in 1901. Watch to the end and see what happens on Twenty-third street New York City!

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