Sold to the Girl Upstairs

The brownstone building on 164 East 61st Street – where, in September 1954, Marilyn filmed a scene from The Seven Year Itch – has been sold for $5.9 million, reports the New York Observer.

“Mostly, Monroe’s ‘disrobing’ in full view of passersby was a publicity stunt, reported The New York Times. But hardly anyone got to view the real, live Marilyn rather than her celluloid double, with barricades blocking off the street between Third and Lexington. Most of the rest of the film, besides the famed subway grate shot, was filmed elsewhere.”

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