Palm Springs, California: Marilyn Monroe Statue25-foot rendering of Marilyn Monroe straddling a fake subway grate, a tribute to her famous scene in 1955's "The Seven Year Itch." Another Seward Johnson move-it-around-until-someone-buys-it creation, but a good one.
- W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA
- Downtown, on the northwest corner of W. Tahquitz Canyon Way and N. Palm Canyon Drive/Hwy 111. Take I-10 exit 120, drive south five miles, jog right one block onto Palm Canyon Drive, then drive another half-mile to the statue, on the right.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Marilyn Monroe Statue
The 26-ft. tall screen temptress now shows her stuff in Palm Springs. Since the Seward Johnson statue arrived in the desert, there's been an eerie spike in doctors treating elderly men neck injuries...[Linda Kirby, 06/30/2012]
Our admittedly imperfect understanding is that Palm Springs is leasing the statue from artist Seward Johnson for $100,000 (For one year? Two?) with an option to purchase it for $1.5 million.
The famous scene in the Seven Year Itch when Marilyn's dress blows up as she steps on a grate. I see that you already have photos, but not of, ahem, her back end.[Pat Heinen, 09/23/2011]
Love those carefully detailed leg veins.
Pretty cool statue. Worth getting out of the car. While you are here, the Billy Goat Tavern is just across the street and down the stairs below the street. Get your picture looking up her dress then go get a burger! This is in the middle of tourist central so be prepared for small crowds around the statue and lots of people in the area.[Jon P, 09/10/2011]
26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe, posing in the famous pose in "The Seven Year Itch."[Mari, 07/21/2011]
A mesmerizing though temporary installation through Spring 2012.
This 26-foot sculpture of Marilyn Monroe was unveiled on July 15th 2011. It depicts Ms Monroe as she appeared in a scene in the 1955 movie "The Seven Year Itch," where her dress goes flying up as she stands over a New York subway grate.
This sculpture was really well done and looks awesome.[Vinny Gragg, 07/21/2011]