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Giant Marilyn Monroe Arrives At Temporary New Home In Hamilton

People visit and photograph the 'Forever Marilyn' statue of actress Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs, California, on August 4, 2012, a day ahead of the 50th anniversary of Monroe's mysterious death.   (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

People visit and photograph the ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue of actress Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs, California, on August 4, 2012, a day ahead of the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s mysterious death. (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has arrived safely in New Jersey after a cross-country trip by flatbed.

The 26-foot-tall “Forever Marilyn” by sculptor Seward Johnson was shipped in pieces from Palm Springs, Calif., to the Grounds for Sculpture, where it will go on view starting May 4.

The 17-ton stainless steel-and-aluminum sculpture depicts Monroe in her memorable billowing skirt pose from the 1955 movie “The Seven Year Itch.”

Its display will be part of an exhibit honoring its sculptor. He is also the founder of the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, just outside the state capital of Trenton.

The exhibit will end Sept. 21.

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