“Forever Marilyn” gets a mention by United Airlines

November 1st, 2013 | by Skip Descant | Comments
The "Forever Marilyn" statue in downtown Palm Springs got a mention by Hemispheres Magazine, the inflight publication of United Airlines.

The “Forever Marilyn” statue in downtown Palm Springs got a mention by Hemispheres Magazine, the inflight publication of United Airlines.

Thumbing through United Airlines’ inflight magazine this summer you may have come across some pretty tall ladies: Statue of Liberty, Sphinx of Giza and Marilyn Monroe.

In nod to the reopening of Lady Liberty in July, Hemispheres Magazine — the United Airlines travel publication — called up a few other conspicuously gazed-upon statues, and signaled out Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn,” the 26-foot-tall likeness to Marilyn Monroe’s wistful pose from “The Seven Year Itch” that has been holding court in downtown Palm Springs for about a year and a half.

The statue is on loan and is due to depart in March, but has captured the hearts and camera phones of thousands of residents and visitors to the desert.

Other plus-size famous statues mentioned in the Hemispheres piece include: the giant monument to Peter the Great in Moscow, the enormous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Golden Buddha in Bangkok and the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

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