Marilyn, Oh Marilyn…Where Art Thou Marilyn?

For now, Forever Marilyn continues to shine in the heart of Museum Way.  And possibly she’ll be there for awhile.  We won’t say forever, because forever is quite a long time.

But the Palm Springs Planning Commission has voted unanimously in favor of vacating Museum Way permanently, and if the City Council wraps up its end of the deal, that could mean Marilyn stays put right where she is.

P-S Resorts, which owns the giant statue, has pushed to keep it on Museum Way, since the statue returned to Palm Springs a few years ago.

But legal wrangling from a group called the Committee To Relocate Marilyn, headed up by fashionista Trina Turk,  has been gumming up the effort to keep Marilyn where she is, a short distance west of the Palm Springs Art Museum, arguing that closing Museum Way even temporarily, was not handled properly by the City.


Photo of Forever Marilyn statue when she stood at Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in downtown Palm Springs CA in 2014.

Photo from Palm, via press release 2021