Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kiss Statue Out Marilyn Monroe In

Marilyn Monroe Statue Palm Springs
San Diego is losing its iconic Kiss Statue, “Unconditional Surrender” at the end of May and Palm Springs is getting a Marilyn Monroe Statue, " Forever Marilyn "

At the end of May The Kiss is scheduled removed from its spot adjacent to the USS Midway in San Diego. A fund has been set up for anew permanent version of the statue. If all goes well the new Kiss Statue will be dediacted on Pearl Harbor Day December 7.

The 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue of Marilyn Monroe will be official dedicated on May 24 and be on display at t the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.

 The statue was created by 80-year-old artist Seward Johnson depicts Monroe trying to push down her skirts as they're billowing in the wind in a scene in the “Seven Year Itch.”

Yes if your wondering, Marilyn is wearing underwear, the state id family-friendly.  The statuesque figure will be on display in Palm Springs until June 2013.