Larger-than-life 'Forever Marilyn Monroe' statue unveiled at Hamilton sculpture garden

Marilyn Monroe is making her debut after a long journey back "home" from Palm Springs. The "Forever Marilyn Monroe" statue has been given a glamorous

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The "Forever Marilyn Monroe" statue has been given a glamorous makeover and is ready to face her fans at an unveiling this weekend. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

HAMILTON - Marilyn Monroe is making her debut after a long journey back "home" from Palm Springs.

The "Forever Marilyn Monroe" statue has been given a glamorous makeover and is ready to face her fans at an unveiling this weekend.

The statue traveled in multiple pieces on a flatbed truck and was reassembled in the same studio where it was created.

"This is really a homecoming for her," says Director Charles Haude, of Johnson Atelier Technical Institute and School of Sculpture. "She's back, and she's never been shown in New Jersey. We shipped her out. So this will be the first time."

The work is based on the famous image from "The Seven Year Itch." The icon is the main attraction in a giant collection of New Jersey artist Seward Johnson's sculptures.

Marilyn stands 25 feet tall and weighs 13,000 pounds. The statue is built to withstand 150 mile per hour winds.

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