FOREVER MARILYN, the 26 foot sculpture weighs 34,000-pounds and cost about $40,000 to transport and $60,000 to clean up and re-install in Palm Springs, CA. It took a week to be trucked across the country. Tourists and drivers alike can now see the enormous statue at Palm Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. All funds to remove “Forever Marilyn” was received from private donations.
The statue portrays the infamous scene from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch". If you recall this movie, the scene was where a drafty New York subway grate blows up Marilyn’s skirt well above her knees which was pretty racy for the time. This portrayal of Marilyn is still one of the most popular.
The sculpture had been in Chicago but due to some controversy, it was dismantled and moved to Palm Springs, where it will remain until June 2013. Everyone seems to feel it is more appropriate for her to be here as Californians tends to be more open-minded. Plus it will big draw since most tourists seem to be star-struck due to the Hollywood scene. Also the timing is right since next year is the 50th anniversary of the star’s untimely death.
This statue was cast by Seward Johnson, heir to Johnson & Johnson. He is known for casting well known stars.
There is just one question here...what is under the skirt. I guess you will have to there to see for yourself!
This photograph taken in Palm Springs, CA by Kristin Hamilton.
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