WBEZ | Marilyn Monroe statue http://www.wbez.org/tags/marilyn-monroe-statue Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Goodbye, Norma Jean: Marilyn Monroe statue leaves town next week--and good riddance http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey/2012-05/goodbye-norma-jean-marilyn-monroe-statue-leaves-town-next-week-and-good <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/monroe statue_flickr_phil roeder_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/StS-QBd-_78" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>I pretty much <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/lee-bey/2011-07-15/big-marilyn-brings-itch-mag-mile-little-more-89236">had my say</a> last July when that big Marilyn Monroe<em> Seven Year Itch</em> statue went up outside 401 N. Michigan.</p><p>But in the wake <a href="http://www.wbez.org/culture/marilyn-monroe-statue-leave-chicago-98704">of news</a> the monstrosity is being taken down Monday and shipped to, hopefully, some carnival grounds somewhere, I couldn't resist a parting shot of the 25-ft tall work--and its popularity--by presenting the above video clip from the 1975 film <em>Tommy</em>.</p></p> Wed, 02 May 2012 09:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey/2012-05/goodbye-norma-jean-marilyn-monroe-statue-leaves-town-next-week-and-good Marilyn Monroe statue to leave Chicago http://www.wbez.org/culture/marilyn-monroe-statue-leave-chicago-98704 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/monroe%20statue_flickr_phil%20roeder.jpg" style="height: 414px; width: 620px;" title="(Flickr/Phil Roeder)"></div><p>Chicagoans only have a few more days left to take a peek up Marilyn Monroe's skirt.</p><p>The 25-foot-tall statue of the iconic actress is slated to leave its spot along Chicago's Magnificent Mile.</p><p>The bronze and stainless steel sculpture depicts Monroe in her famous pose from the film <em>The Seven Year Itch</em>. In the film, a draft catches Monroe's dress as she passes over a subway grate.</p><p>As soon as the sculpture was unveiled in July, people began positioning themselves under the movie star's dress to catch a subway-level view and snap pictures.</p><p>Artist Seward Johnson says he's enjoyed seeing how people have reacted to the sculpture, which is slated to be removed on Monday.</p></p> Tue, 01 May 2012 10:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/culture/marilyn-monroe-statue-leave-chicago-98704