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Debbie Harry, Frying Pan, 17th Street Apartment, NYC, 1977


"We were on tour when Chris and I received a call from Chris’ mother, Stel. She said something along the lines of “Now, don’t be concerned but your house just burned down.” The small loft that we lived in was on 17th Street off Sixth Avenue. We never knew if the fire was the result of electrical failure or somehow the out-come of "human intervention". Anyway, we were friends with the woman who lived downstairs and she had loaned us this dress that was “allegedly" worn by Marilyn Monroe on-screen. When we finally got back to the place, the kitchen, which had received the brunt of the fire department’s attention, was piled with debris. After some clearing out, Chris took this picture of me “cooking” in the burnt dress… so there you have it… and if I ever write a cookbook, this will be the cover photo!" -- Debbie Harry


Debbie with frying pan and dress in the 17th Street apartment (that she shared with Chris Stein) after a fire, c. 1977. The dress was allegedly worn by Marilyn Monroe on screen in The Seven Year Itch.

Original Photograph Printed Directly from the Original Negative.
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Debbie Harry, Frying Pan, 17th Street Apartment, NYC, 1977
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