Oh No! It's the Attack of the 30 Foot Marilyn Monroe!

Illustration for article titled Oh No! Its the Attack of the 30 Foot Marilyn Monroe!

This is magical. There's no reason why this statue was abandoned at a garbage disposal company in Guigang, China. It just appeared. And there is something so wrong about seeing this thing tipped onto its face.

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A thirty-foot, eight-ton statue of Marilyn Monroe, which took several artists two years to make was was left at a dump in China. There's no reason why the stainless steel work was disposed of after only six months on display — or why the business center it was in front of had it built in the first plac — but we're pulling for "it came alive at night."

Here's another photo for scale:

Illustration for article titled Oh No! Its the Attack of the 30 Foot Marilyn Monroe!
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[NBC News]

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Reader's guide for young people: this statue is based on a scene from The Seven Year Itch starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. In it she stands on a city steam grate for the now-iconic skirt lift. Director Billy Wilder tried to shoot the scene on a NY street but a crown of thousands gathered and hooted as Marilyn tried to get her lines right. This angered her then-husband, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio; the shoot was abandoned and the scene was re-shot on a sound stage. The dress recently sold at auction for $5M.

The Seven Year Itch, 20th Century Fox, 1955