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 2015.
- Currently in New Jersey's Grounds For Sculpture sculpture park, until at least July 2015. Previously in Chicago, IL, and Palm Springs, CA.
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Visitor Tips and News About Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue
Marilyn Monroe statue is at the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton.[Lisa, 04/10/2015]
She's supposed to be moving on to her next breezy venue sometime in 2015. Previously she'd been spotted in Palm Springs and Chicago.
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.