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Walk in the shoes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn with TCM's Classic Film Tour of New York City
Originally published: August 15, 2013 2:22 PM
Updated: August 16, 2013 3:13 PM
By DANIEL BUBBEO firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New
Photo credit: AP | Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in Manhattan. (Sept. 9, 1954)
Only Marilyn Monroe could make a subway grating look glamorous. The shot of Monroe standing on the grating as her skirt rises up from the breeze from an oncoming underground train in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) is still one of cinema's sexiest moments.
Now you can visit that spot (the northwest corner of Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street in Manhattan) as part of TCM's Classic Film Tour of New York City, which kicks off Thursday. The bus tour, a partnership between Turner Classic Movies and On Location Tours, is a chance for movie buffs to visit iconic Big Apple spots that served as locations for hundreds of movies.
Among the attractions are the Empire State Building, King Kong's hangout; Zabar's market ("Manhattan," "You've Got Mail"); Holly Golightly's brownstone from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"; Grand Central Terminal ("North by Northwest"); and Central Park ("On the Town," "The Producers," etc.).
The tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors also will see clips of the sites from the films. Call 212-913-9780 or visit www.tcm.com/tours