"Forever Marilyn" to Leave Desert
Events are planned to celebrate the iconic statue
The iconic statue in Palm Springs will be leaving later this year; event planned Video by kmir6.comvideo
PALM SPRINGS - Events are being planned for the final weeks of the iconic "Forever Marilyn" statue before it leaves Palm Springs.
A free concert featuring Beatles and Beach Boys tribute bands will take place September 7th at the 26-foot tall statue on Palm Canyon Drive.
And a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest will take place during VillageFest on August 1st The deadline to enter is July 30th. Entry registration and information is posted at http://forevermarilynpslookalike.eventbrite.com.
The statue was installed in May 2012 after a week long trip from Chicago, and quickly became a symbol and meeting place in downtown Palm Springs. The 34-ton "Forever Marilyn" stature has drawn thousands of visitors to the downtown area.