Palm Springs give big send-off to giant MarilynMarch 27, 2014 @ 8:54 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."
Well over 1,000 people attended a send-off Thursday night for a massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation.
The Desert Sun (http://bit.ly/1mxlYak ) reports the downtown party included a performance by the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus. Guests included Carol Channing, who originated on Broadway the role Monroe played in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."
The 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue named "Forever Marilyn" will soon go to Hamilton, N.J., for an exhibit honoring its designer, Seward Johnson.
The sculpture depicts Monroe in her memorable billowing skirt pose from the "The Seven Year Itch."
City officials told party-goers they would do all they could to bring her back.
Information from: The Desert Sun, http://www.mydesert.com/
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A report some Seahawks think Russell Wilson isn't 'black enough' stirs strong reactions
A judge blocks Pierce County from releasing licenses and IDs of strippers
Background checks and gun rights take center stage at KTTH debate
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.