Protest planned during ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue unveiling in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - An enormous sculpture depicting Marilyn Monroe's iconic dress-flying pose from the 1955 romantic comedy "The Seven Year Itch'' will be formally unveiled this weekend, and protesters are preparing a showing of their own. A ceremony planned to mark the return of "Forever Marilyn'' -- which was previously on display in the city for about two years -- will get underway at 7 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Museum Way and Belardo Road, according to organizers. The affair will include music by DJ Alf Alpha, several speakers, and a flyover by Palm Springs Air Museum aircraft. Simultaneously, the Women's March Foundation has planned to join other groups to protest the statue's installation, citing the "sexual objectification of a beloved icon in the era of #metoo,'' the organiza
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