HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN MONROE!
"I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful." ~Marilyn Monroe
Today we celebrate what would have been Marilyn's 87th birthday!
The FREE Birthday party in Palm Springs starts at 6 p.m. with a performance by Richard Byford and Mary Avery.
At 7:30 p.m., Jeffrey Allen, a Las Vegas entertainer whose act pays tribute to Sir Elton John, will reprise his concert in 2012 at the “Forever Marilyn” statue that commemorated the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death.
Allen’s act has been featured in the “Legends in Concert” review in Las Vegas, considered the pioneer of live tribute shows. He personifies Elton to the tee, including the outrageous outfits that marked his career in the 1970s and ‘80s, and the songs that everyone can sing along to like “Bennie and the Jets”, “Rocket Man” and “Crocodile Rock”.
The evening is capped off with a free birthday cake at 9:30 p.m. provided by Sherman’s Deli.
The “Forever Marilyn” statue, which depicts Monroe in the movie, “The Seven Year Itch”, will remain in Palm Springs through August after PS Resorts negotiated a longer stay with The Sculpture Foundation, which owns the statue. There has been discussion of raising money to buy the statue and permanently display it downtown.