I just did screen caps of her feet in color from "The Seven Year Itch." I will post selected frames above, but if anyone would like me to email all 96 frames to them, post your email address here and I'll oblige.
A lot can be said about this icon. What I am about to ask is a question, not a insult. Did or do people actually believe that Marilyn was a ho?
I don't see that in her. Marilyn = Classy and wild.
BackInBlack60 (guild knight)2014-08-26 03:38:54
I once asked my ol' Daddy Black, born in the early teens (~1913) and around when both he and she were in their prime, if she was really *that* much of a sex symbol. He said that she wasn't crazy, to-die-for beautiful, but was just *ahead of her time* in her... overt sexuality, I guess.
♪♫ And I would have liked to know you, but I was just a kid Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did ♪♫
There were a wide varieties of sex symbols 50's - 60's. M.M.'s appearance in Playboy certainly moved her to the fore and was a move that benefited her - certainly "ahead of her time" in that regard.
History & legend tend to mix over time. One light that shone every bit as brightly as Marilyn was Jayne Mansfield (appeared a lot in Playboy; without looking it up, I believe it was at least 8 times). Though Jayne played the quintessential "dumb blonde", her I.Q. was genius level. I think you'll find that Marilyn was given a run for her money in the sex-symbol department.
I might add that Jayne had fabulous feet, as well. I'm a little biased, though, my father knew her (not intimately, just personally).