Some like it hoot! Owl has a blast as it echoes Marilyn Monroe’s iconic little white dress moment
Some like it! Owl is great because it echoes the iconic moment of Marilyn Monroe’s little white dress
- Short-eared owl has ruffled its windswept feathers in a strikingly familiar way
Look at twit twoo! This windy scene is straight out of a Hollywood movie.
Following the iconic moment of Marilyn Monroe’s little white dress, a short-eared owl is captured with its feathers ruffled in a strikingly familiar fashion.
But the blustery Durham Moors where the owl was snapped is a far cry from the hot summer streets of New York City where Miss Monroe created the light-hearted spectacle in The Seven Year Itch.
And while the blonde bombshell in the 1955 classic took three hours and 14 shots atop a subway grid to capture the scene, it took an amateur wildlife photographer a matter of minutes to get his shot thanks to a perfectly timed gust of wind .
Paul Cleasby, 58, said: ‘I saw some short-eared owls flying around and pulled the car over. It flew towards me and landed on a nearby pole.
Following the iconic moment of Marilyn Monroe’s little white dress, a short-eared owl is captured with its feathers ruffled in a strikingly familiar way
Though the 1955 classic (pictured) saw the blonde bombshell take three hours and 14 shots atop a subway grate to capture the scene, it took an amateur wildlife photographer a matter of minutes to get his shot thanks to a perfectly timed shot. gust of wind
“I loved that he stood still for a few minutes and posed nicely so I could get some shots from the comfort of my car.”
The owl’s feathers swing to the right as it perches in the windy weather – its tiny paws clenched together in a cheeky pose.
The photo is a mirror image of the historic shot, which showed the Hollywood icon’s white dress billowing above a New York subway grille.
But the dress – which sold for $4.6 million in 2011 – also caused ruffles and is said to have even contributed to the end of the actress’s marriage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio.
The finale of their wedding drama came on September 15, when 2,000 men and dozens of photographers lined up at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Fifty-Second Street to watch the filming of the famous scene.
Standing over a grate on the subway, Marilyn’s skirt blew up to her neck, revealing a pair of see-through panties. Director Billy Wilder stopped shooting and ordered her to change them.
When she returned from her trailer, DiMaggio had retreated to Toots Shor’s bar to drown herself in the booze and was flying back to San Francisco on his own.