26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue unveiled on Mag Mile

July 15, 2011 2:18:39 PM PDT
The newest tourist attraction in Chicago is a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe.

The sculpture was unveiled Friday morning on Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River. It shows Monroe during the iconic scene in "The Seven Year Itch" when a gust from a subway grate blows her skirt up. Viewers can see her lacy underwear.

Artist J. Seward Johnson created the super-sized sculpture. It will be on display until next spring.


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