|Statue of Marilyn in downtown Palm Springs.|
Marilyn Monroe has a unique history that involves Palm Springs. It just might be that she killed herself because she didn't come here.
You see her big agent at William Morris, Johnny Hyde, introduced her to all the big directors, resulting in Marilyn acting in some very good movies.
Hyde wanted Marilyn to spend the weekend with him in Palm Springs. He waited for her and she never came, stubbornly protesting the trip. He died there suddenly. Marilyn, perhaps feeling guilty, committed suicide the next day.