Hig Heels – Marilyn Monroe – Livin’ Large


That pose, that dress, the blonde hair, the luscious lips …

A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe towering above tourists in the middle of Chicago was unveiled on Friday to much applause.

Bemused shoppers stopped and stared, a boy tried to crawl up her leg and the men from a wedding party could not resist taking a few photos from all angles.

Desperate to keep her identity a secret until Friday, workers who put the statue in place on Thursday had to put a rather unsightly cloth bag over the poor girl’s head, albeit it one in red, white and blue.

The statue, by artist Seward Johnson, replicates the actress’s famous subway scene in 1955 film The Seven Year Itch and was unveiled on Chicago’s Pioneer Court.

In the scene Monroe stands over a subway grate as a breeze from a train passing below blows her skirt over her panties.

It was shot in New York but as the Windy City, Chicago seems like the second best location for such an art work.

Worker touches up the derriere.

More pics and the rest of the story

The scene that inspired this statue

  What an actress, huh?

Thanks DJ

3 thoughts on “Hig Heels – Marilyn Monroe – Livin’ Large”

  1. “Bemused shoppers stopped and stared, a boy tried to crawl up her leg…” -Yeah, that’s how weird fetishes get started alright!

    And, omg. I suppose standards were different back then. Actors were expected to speak woodenly and overemphasize, but damn. Marilyn’s talents did not seem include diction.

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