During the Summer we are always looking for free, fun, cultural and community based events to invite our readers to go check out. When we were forwarded this information from our friends at P.S. Resorts about their Forever Marilyn Outdoor Movie Screenings we thought it sounded fabulous! Seems like the perfect Friday evening event to bring a group of friends, blankets, drinks to and just have a great time under the stars (literally).
This series starts this Friday the July 13th!
Make sure to show up early to reserve your spot because Marilyn fans don’t play hard to get!
FOREVER MARILYN OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS
starting off with
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
at the Forever Marilyn scultpure
on the corner of Palm Canyon Dr. & Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs, CA
Starts at 8:00pm-ish, when the sun sets
About the Film:
“Second-billed Marilyn Monroe is the blonde in question in this second film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Miss Lorelei Lee, whose philosophy is “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Together with her best human friend Dorothy (top-billed Jane Russell), showgirl Lorelei embarks upon a boat trip to Paris, where she intends to marry millionaire Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan). En route, the girls are bedeviled by private detective Malone (Elliot Reid), hired by Esmond’s father (Taylor Holmes) to make certain that Lorelei isn’t just another gold-digger. When Dorothy falls in love with the poverty-stricken Malone, Lorelei decides to find her pal a wealthier potential husband, and that’s how she gets mixed up with flirtatious diamond merchant Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn) and precocious youngster Henry Spofford III (George “Foghorn” Winslow). Most of the Leo Robin-Jule Styne songs from the Broadway show remain intact, including Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” a production number later imitated by pop icon Madonna.”
Check out what’s next:
July 20th – Some Like it Hot. Directed by the great Billy Wilder, this was Monroe’s most successful comedy film with scenes filmed at the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Co- starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon
July 27th – How to Marry a Millionaire. The 1953 romantic comedy starring Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. One of the first color movies ever to be shown on a network television
August 3rd – The Seven Year Itch. The 1955 Billy Wilder-directed classic which contains the famous scene of Monroe’s skirt being blown up over a subway grate and the inspiration for the sculpture, Forever Marilyn
The films will start at dusk, or approximately 8:30 pm. Seating is first-come, first- served, and movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or low lawn chairs. As a reminder, no alcohol is allowed in Palm Springs public parks. Free parking is available on site; please enter from Tahquitz Canyon Way at Belardo Road (east of Palm Canyon Drive).
– via P.S. Resorts
About Forever Marilyn
Forever Marilyn is the 26 ft. tall, 34,3OO lbs. sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by American artist and Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson inspired by the famous photograph taken by Bernard of Hollywood from the film, The Seven Year Itch. The dramatic sculpture Forever Marilyn is extremely realistic – especially in the skin tones. Her unique patina involves 1O layers of hues with a matte finish except for the glossy elements of her lips, toe nails and the pearlized finish on the earrings. A passion for detail and an uncanny realism of pose are qualities often associated with the works of sculptor Seward Johnson. Well-known for recreating life in our times in vivid realism, with this work the artist explores in three dimensions why some visual images so captivate us that they become larger than life. These subjects outlive their own time periods and come to stand for something metaphoric and grand. Such is this most recent release from the hands of artist Seward Johnson, which arrived in Chicago for its international debut last year. Forever Marilyn belongs to the series entitled, ICONS REVISITED. – via P.S. Resorts
About P.S. Resorts
P.S. Resorts, the non-profit organization made up of local hoteliers to promote Palm Springs tourism through events and attractions, announced today a series of films featuring Marilyn Monroe will be screened outdoors at the Forever Marilyn sculpture at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.
“We wanted to share the legacy of Marilyn Monroe’s acting career with her fans in Palm Springs in a fun way that everyone could enjoy”, said Aftab Dada, chairman of P.S. Resorts. “Outdoor movie screenings seemed just right with our warm summer evenings and the iconic Forever Marilyn sculpture in a pose from “The Seven Year Itch” as a backdrop.
For More Information
Visit Forever Marilyn’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PalmSpringsForeverMarilyn
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