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Eight ton Marilyn Monroe statue discarded in dump

Giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang Photo: Image by � China Daily China Daily Infor

Eight ton Marilyn Monroe statue discarded in dump

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jun 22, 2014
A huge, stainless steel statue of actress Marilyn Monroe was discarded at a dump in China last week, making for some dramatic photos like the one above and others you can see here.
 
NBC News reports the statue, which weighs nearly eight tons, was dumped at a garbage collecting company in Guigang. It stands nearly 30 feet tall, but was left face down and dress up.
 
The statue “was made by several Chinese artists over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie ‘The Seven Year Itch,’” NBC reports.
 
It is not known why the statue was discarded. NBC says it had previously been “on display outside a business center in the city for only six months, local media reported.”
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.