Entertainment

We Couldn’t Believe Marilyn Monroe Was Ever in the Subway–and Neither Could This Guy

Tags:

Marilyn Monroe might have been a California girl, but her heart belonged to New York City. She spent a glorious year in the Big Apple in the mid-1950s. She lived in a studio in the Upper East Side, took acting classes with such fellow students as Paul Newman and Marlon Brando, and hobnobbed with a bunch of celebrities, including Frank Sinatra and Gloria Vanderbilt. Later, she moved to hotel room in the Waldorf Astoria.

MUST SEE: 12 Classic Stars Who Got Married Several Times

She had a lot fun. And, according to the New York Daily News, which recently published an article about MM’s year in Manhattan, she learned to stand up for herself. She’d write herself encouraging notes on stationary, like “Not a scared little girl anymore.”

That’s why we love this photo of Monroe waiting for the subway at the Grand Central subway station. She looks so glamorous as always–and so happy. But we’re sure that her fellow strap-hangers were flabbergasted to see her there. If you don’t believe us, take a look at the guy who’s photobombed this picture. He looks pretty gobsmacked to look over and see the classic Hollywood starlet just a few feet away.

MUST READ: 12 Shocking Photos of Old Hollywood Starlets in Their Teens

Marilyn Monroe waits for her train in NYC mid-1950s. from OldSchoolCool

via Reddit

NEXT: Click through these photos showing Marilyn Monroe’s reactions that any wife could relate to!

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.