July 16, 2011


“Ah, but a boy's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?”

A 26-foot sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her most famous pose was unveiled on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Friday morning.

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."

"Needless to say" there were some behind the scene details and then some after the unveiling shenanigans.




Posted by Vanderleun at July 16, 2011 6:06 PM
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Well, that just shows a lot of class. All of it low.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at July 16, 2011 7:21 PM

Pity...NOT seeing or knowing, is what made the pose so iconic...and wonderful.

Posted by: Patvann at July 16, 2011 8:16 PM

I'd have expected a huge - well, I suppose that would mean life-sized - cock-eyed Michelle Obama wearing her slinky spaghetti-strapped slipdress and holding a glass of wine from the film "Barry and Michelle's Big Latin American Adventure."

Posted by: RedCarolina at July 17, 2011 7:27 AM

Next will be some graffiti, that 'folk art' of the downtrodden and poor, to express their urban feelings for the 'white ho'.

Posted by: Peccable at July 17, 2011 7:30 AM

Gratifying to see that boys still aspire to be like Joe DiMaggio.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at July 17, 2011 9:17 AM

One would think that'd be in front of an Applebees.

Posted by: Pappy at July 17, 2011 10:15 AM

The decline and fall of America.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at July 17, 2011 2:23 PM

I swear, I've dreamt this very thing.

Posted by: Maksim at July 17, 2011 2:24 PM

...I think this should be titled "I want to go home"...

Posted by: m00se at July 17, 2011 3:37 PM

The decline and fall of America.

Hmm. "Marymandias?"


Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2011 6:41 PM

Debby Reynolds is the owner of her dress, that she wore in the film. I saw her on some show the other day, mentioning it. Guess this exbit will make the dress more valuable - what do you think ?
As I get older, I wonder why people want to spend money on "things". But history has it's purpose.
So maybe it is worthwhile -- ??
Thanks for the clips Flo - I like the Bible in-
struction. It's sobering. Love - ME

Posted by: at July 19, 2011 2:46 PM