If you have been living on another planet you may need to know that this is the stance the Hollywood legend adopted in Billy Wilder’s 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch. It seems that passers-by did not hold on ceremony – many headed directly underneath for what must have been an eye-watering view.
Before the sculpture was unveiled Marilyn’s head was draped in what looked like a giant red white and blue flag. One could have thought that if her modesty was to be protected that is was a little misplaced.
OK, here is the shot that you have (possibly) been waiting for. Seward’s unerring eye means that there is attention to detail in every respect. However, anyone expecting naughty underwear may be disappointed. As in the movie, Forever Marilyn is wearing a pair of perfectly proper white lace panties.
One photographer, Flickr User Buzz Killington, has taken advantage of the situation and has been doing a little people watching. and has put in place a reaction meter. The reaction meter shows if people decided to react to the coy and mischievous portion of the 26' sculpture or if they decided to react to the cruder side in each scene. The results speak for themselves!