Largest Pedicure Ever... Marilyn in Palm Springs!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is in Palm Springs... in case you didn't know.  This week she was pampered with the largest pedicure ever!

If you are visiting the Palm Springs area come downtown and see her.  She is waiting for you!

Marilyn Monroe

While in Palm Springs don’t miss the 26 ft. tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by American artist and Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson. The sculpture is inspired by the famous photograph by Bernard of Hollywood from the film The Seven Year Itch. She is located at what many call the corner of “Main and Main,” Palm Canyon & Tahquitz Canyon Way in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Marilyn Monroe has many legendary ties to Palm Springs. To name a few, she was photographed and “discovered” by Johnny Hyde from the William Morris Agency at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club. She was also rumored to have frequented a Movie Colony estate with Joe DiMaggio, currently known as the Sand Acre Estate, and owned a 1950’s bungalow-style house in Las Palmas.

In May of 2012, “Forever Marilyn” made her journey to Palm Springs from Pioneer Court along famed Michigan Ave in Chicago.

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (12)

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Kathy - A 26' tall Marilyn Monroe would be an impressive sight to see.  Her pedicure is a reminder for me to make an appointment for my toes too!

Sep 24, 2012 06:51 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

She really is something to see!  K

Sep 24, 2012 07:23 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Marilyn is big enough to play center for the Miami Heat.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 24, 2012 09:23 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I wonder how much that manicure cost, Kathy.  I didn't know she was discovered in Palm Springs.

Sep 24, 2012 09:25 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Palm Springs is a fitting place for Marilyn's statue.  The scene from The Seven Year Itch is so iconic of Marilyn.

Sep 24, 2012 10:28 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

 I didn't know she left Chicago.  Very entertaining blog.

Sep 24, 2012 10:37 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thanks you guys... we are excited to have Marilyn here!  K

Sep 24, 2012 10:40 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Wow, you learn somthing new everyday. That is quite the statue. It looks like they take pretty good care of Marilyn.

Sep 24, 2012 01:15 PM
Tiffany Sniezek
RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, TX 713-594-9639 direct, - The Woodlands, TX
Tiffany Sniezek 713-594-9639 RE/MAX Woodlands TX
Hillarious picture! I bet that pedicure took quite a That is pretty cool though that they have a statue, bet it is neat to see.
Sep 24, 2012 03:00 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Kathy,

What a cute pix with the pedicure and everything. My granddaughter and saw "Forever Marilyn" about a week ago in P.S. she's quite  sight!

Sep 25, 2012 01:22 PM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

wow... i would love to see her in person.. that is one huge statue.... very cool photo... I love it!! Got to be some way you can use that in advertising.. :)

Sep 26, 2012 01:34 PM
Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005
Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs. - Palm Desert, CA
Call (760)799-8460.

I love the picture of the pedicure! I missed it so thanks for sharing.

Sep 28, 2012 07:06 AM