|Forever Marilyn statue in Palm Springs|
It's like the loss of a best friend, one who is a 25-feet tall voluptuous blonde hanging out on the corner of Palm Canyon and Tahquitz with her skirt blown up, revealing an intimate undergarment under which tourists gaze curiously upward as if they've just spotted a UFO. Do we really have to say goodbye.
Not yet. Not until June, at least, when the heat of the summer pumps up some Palm Springs sizzle.
By then, who knows? Maybe the city of Palm Springs will negotiate a new deal with the Sculpture Foundation, the organization responsible for Marilyn's travel schedule. As of yet, the next destination hasn't been planned...or hasn't been made public.
When Marilyn begins to be disassembed, sadness is sure to cast upon an extension of the city's giant doubt--the rebuilding of prime commercial space on which Marilyn's skirt now blows upon the most valuable land in downtown Palm Springs. What in the world will happen to that blank space?
As of today, you might be drawing a blank, what with that gang ready to bulldoze the entire deal that has been made to reconstruct the eyesore known as the Desert Fashion Plaza.
Will they win?
Will it be held up for a public mandate come election day 2013?
We shall see...
Pick up a photo of Forever Marilyn for your home.