Saturday, June 9, 2012

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs (again)

Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe is back in Palm Springs once again. Well, a likeness of her anyway. A massive 26 foot tall statue of the silver screen siren recently relocated to our fair desert city after its appearance in Chicago. Miss Monroe had numerous ties to Palm Springs...she was spotted at The Racquet Club of Palm Springs and soon led to a career in Hollywood. Like many of her contemporaries at the time, she was fond of escaping to Palm Springs for fun in the sun. Here today she stands, with the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains as a backdrop. The statue known as "Forever Marilyn" hardly needs is taken from that famous scene from The Seven Year Itch. The City of Palm Springs is lucky to have this here. Its arrival has already generated nearly a million dollars in media impression values for the city through numerous articles worldwide. She seems right at home here in Palm Springs. 
Marilyn stands just around the corner from her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, so it feels even more appropriate that this statue is here. If you want to see the statue, it is located in downtown Palm Springs, on Palm Canyon Drive, at Tahquitz Canyon Way. It isn't necessary to get wrapped up in whether or not it is art. Just take it for what it is....a fun tribute to a true Hollywood bombshell and screen legend. We're happy to have her here in Palm Springs, where it all started for her.

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