1. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Director: Billy Wilder
Areas Featured: 52nd St. and Lexington Ave.
Among the many beautiful, sometimes haunting images we have of Marilyn Monroe, perhaps the most memorable comes from this memorable scene. Marilyn with nary a hint of hurt in her eyes, is bright, ebullient even, as her white dress is whipped up while she stands over the subway grates. As Marilyn's married neighbor (Tom Ewell) looks on, his desire for her is heightened, along with the rest of America's. Never is Marilyn more gleefully exhibitionist, reveling in the camera's lens as much as we revel in the revealing glimpse (at least, for the time) of her white panties.-SC