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Palm Springs, California: Giant Marilyn Monroe

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Address:
Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA
Directions:
In the middle of Museum Way, just west of its intersection with Belardo Rd.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Forever Marilyn in Palm Springs, CA.

Giant Marilyn Monroe

A full-color statue, 26 feet tall and 15 tons, mimics a famous publicity photo of Monroe standing atop a New York City subway grate, her dress billowing in an updraft.

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Giant Marilyn Monroe

On October 17, 2018, the statue was not there. I confirmed with a local that the statue had been removed.

[Kathleen Brown, 11/01/2018]

The Giant Marilyn statue is moved to different locations, sometime for months, sometime longer. This was fated to be a short stay when locals realized that her panty-clad rear was facing a prominent local church.

Marilyn Monroe.

Grounds for Sculpture - Marilyn Monroe

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 Chicago.

Marilyn Monroe statue.

Giant Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

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.

Marilyn.

Marilyn Monroe Statue in Chicago

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.


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