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New Giant Statue Of Marilyn Monroe Erected In Chicago

Chicago, July 16:  A 26-foot (8-metre) sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her most famous pose was unveiled on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Friday.Passers-by wasted little time positioning themselves under her billowing skirt to get a

PTI [ Updated: July 16, 2011 8:37 IST ]
new giant statue of marilyn monroe erected in chicago
new giant statue of marilyn monroe erected in chicago

Chicago, July 16:  A 26-foot (8-metre) sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her most famous pose was unveiled on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Friday.


Passers-by wasted little time positioning themselves under her billowing skirt to get a subway-grate view of Monroe in the same stance as she appeared in the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch”.

The area is known for unusual public art displays.

Years ago, the same street was lined with fibreglass cows.

In the same plaza where the Monroe statue now stands, another sculpture by the same artist, Seward Johnson, was put up: a tribute to the grim-faced farmer and daughter of Grant Wood's “American Gothic” painting.

The Marilyn Monroe statue will be on display until next spring. AP

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