PALM SPRINGS BIDS FAREWELL TO “FOREVER MARILYN”; SHE’S OFF TO NEW JERSEY BY TRUCK

MARILYN1           Wednesday, April 2 was moving day for a 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound sculpture of Hollywood glamour goddess MARILYN MONROE. It has towered over downtown PALM SPRINGS for the past two years.  “Forever Marilyn” was very much a part of the city, and already people are missing her.  She was a must-see tourist attraction. Next stop for Marilyn: HAMILTON, New Jersey.

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The huge sculpture, created by artist J. Seward Johnson depicts Marilyn’s famous pose in the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch”. She stood over a New York City subway grate, and used her hands to keep her dress from blowing up over her head. It’s an unforgettable iconic movie moment.

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<PHOTOS – “We’ll Miss You” – Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times; and Bryan Blenkin/Toronto>

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