Trenton, New Jersey: Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue26-foot-tall rendering of Marilyn Monroe, a tribute to her famous scene in 1955's "The Seven Year Itch." Formerly in Chicago, then in Palm Springs, then dismantled and shipped to New Jersey on March 31, 2014. Palm Springs hopes to get her back in Fall 2014.
- Currently in New Jersey's Grounds For Sculpture sculpture park, through September 2014. Previously in Chicago, IL, and Palm Springs, CA.
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Visitor Tips and News About Giant 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]