was promised the lead role in The Seven Year Itch
(1955) if she appeared in this film to boost its box-office potential. The role of Vicky was written especially for this purpose, and songs such as "Heatwave", originally intended for Ethel Merman
, were assigned to her. See more
In the "Heatwave" number, Marilyn Monroe actually accidentally pokes her finger in a dancer's eye, something you can see on the DVD on slow motion. The dancer is seen trying to hide behind the tree with his hand over his eye, but is enough of a trooper to continue with the number. Right after Marilyn pokes the dancer in the eye she performs a twirl, pokes her head between the branches of the fake tree and gives the dancer a kiss as an apology (it's quick but definitely a peck on the cheek to make up for the eye poke). See more
[speaking of their children
I want them to have an education... a real education. They have to learn arithmetic and spelling and geography.
You never went past the sixth grade... and it was probably the fourth grade, because you said it was the sixth.
My age is the only thing I lie about, and I don't add on, I take off.
All right, the sixth grade, but there's nothing wrong with your arithmetic. You can whistle 'Mandy', do an 'Off to Buffalo', and count the house at the same time, and tell me ...