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Behind-the-Scenes of Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Photograph

The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her dress is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, was shot during the filming of The Seven Year Itch in 1954 by Photographer Sam Shaw who created movie magic through this image of the star. 430 more words


Lauren Bacall's Millionaire-Marrying Racket

How to Marry a Millionaire is our go-to comedy. This 1953 technicolor confection stars Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall as three models who pool their resources to rent a way-too-expensive Manhattan penthouse. 575 more words


Style on Film: The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch (1955), which is playing at the BFI this week as part of its month-long Marilyn Monroe retrospective, is not one of my favourite Marilyn films but it is a very summery movie – and it features some of my favourite MM summer outfits, in particular the dotty, backless, halter neck dress (above) worn by “The Girl” when she makes her rather chaotic entrance in the brownstone where literary agent Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is living alone, having waved his wife and kids off on their vacation, during a sweltering Manhattan summer. 365 more words


Marilyn Monroe's Style Remembered at Golden Globes 2015

#MarilynMonroe wore this gold plunging neckline dress to receive the “Fastest Rising Star” award at the 1953 Photoplay ceremony in Beverly Hills. Though Marilyn wore the dress first in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the dress made her famous, it was orginally designed by… 193 more words


William Travilla

William Travilla (pronounced Tra-via) who went by the profession name of Travilla, was an American costume designer for theatre, film and television. He is perhaps best known for dressing Marilyn Monroe in eight of her films. 168 more words


Born on this day - William Travilla Costume Designer

William Travilla, known simply Travilla was  born on March 22, 1920. Multiple Oscar and Emmy nominee and one time Academy Award  winner for the Adventures of Don Juan. 355 more words


Iconic Designer: William Travilla

OSCAR WINNING COSTUME DESIGNER WILLIAM TRAVILLA was the secret behind Marilyn Monroe’s popular costume outfits. No one knew legendary screen goddess Marilyn Monroe like Travilla. The famous 36-26-36 hourglass silhouette of the bombshell would help secure Travilla’s place in Hollywood history. 531 more words