Palm Springs installed an enormous statue of Marilyn Monroe this past weekend. She weighs over 34,000 pounds and stands 26′ tall. Created by Seward Johnson in 1996 she is on loan from the artist. The installation will be in Palm Springs for a year. Of course, we’re all hoping the city can come up with the money to purchase her as it seems the perfect venue. Marilyn once owned a 50’s bungalow in Palm Springs and loved coming to the small, quiet town to rest and recoup.
As you might imagine throngs viewed the statue this past weekend and enjoyed posing for photos under her skirt. The skirts (2 parts) weigh 9,500 pounds!