Palm Springs, California: Giant Marilyn Monroe

26-foot-tall version of Marilyn Monroe, copied from her famous scene in 1955's "The Seven Year Itch." Formerly in Chicago; then Trenton, New Jersey; then someplace in Australia; then Stamford, Connecticut. Arrived in Palm Springs in June 2021.

Address:
Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA
Directions:
In the middle of Museum Way, just west of its intersection with Belardo Rd.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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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 Palm Springs and 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.

Marilyn Monroe sculpture.

Marilyn Monroe Statue in Chicago

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]

Marilyn sculpture.

Forever Marilyn in Chicago

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.


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