Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture shows her Granny Panties

Marilyn_7A massive sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has been unveiled in Chicago’s Pioneer Court.

The public is expressing mixed feelings. I am a huge fan of sculpture and feel that a city is greatly enhanced by public displays of sculpture.


marilyn_1A local real estate office has commissioned the sculpture 'Forever Marilyn', from New Jersey artist Seward Johnson  His sculptures of people are commonly seen in gardens and parks. The sculpture stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds.

The sculpture commemorates Marilyn in here iconic role in “Seven Year Itch”. Everyone is familiar with the famous scene of Marilyn straddling a steam vent in her famous white halter dress. The scene created quite a stir at the time and probably a little scandal as well. Although it was a “slightly” suggestive scene, not much of Marilyn is actually shown.

marilyn_sevenAs a society today we are so used to the shocking that very little becomes scandalous. Although Marilyn is a sex symbol she was very innocent by the standards of today.

I am NOT a fan of this sculpture. Because Marilyn was a star in a more modest era, I think she should be commemorated with a bit more respect than this.

The first thing you will see of this iconic beauty are her huge granny panties. How many sex symbols today wear full panty briefs?

Marilyn_2Tourists and locals all seem to be enjoying the opportunity to look up Marilyn’s skirt while having their picture taken.



Do you love it or hate it? Let me know your thoughts.


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