Marilyn Monroe Sculpture On The Move Again

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    "Forever Marilyn" is leaving Palm Springs, California, but some local leaders want her to stay.

    Like the real-life actress it portrays, the "Forever Marilyn" statue doesn't seem to be too comfortable staying in one place too long.

    The controversial sculpture, which spent close to a year in Chicago in 2011-2012, is moving away from its current home in Palm Springs, Calif.

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    Chicago's "seven-year itch" is coming to an end. The initially controversial "Forever Marilyn" statue unveiled last July will be removed from her temporary Pioneer Court home on Monday. (Published Tuesday, May 1, 2012)

    According to the Los Angeles Times, the tourist attraction is being dismantled so that it can be shipped to its next home, the Grounds for Sculpture in central New Jersey.

    But unlike Chicago -- where many residents were happy to see the leggy, somewhat racy sculpture leave -- there's a movement in Palm Springs to purchase "Forever Marilyn" so that it can stay there full time.

    The 26-foot tall sculpture depicts Monroe's pose from the movie "The Seven Year Itch."