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Snubbed by Hollywood

Actor Marilyn Monroe, whose 26ft high statue is drawing thousands of fans to the resort of Palm Springs, US, has been turned down by Hollywood 50 years after her death.

hollywood Updated: Oct 24, 2012 01:14 IST
Marilyn Monroe

Actor Marilyn Monroe, whose 26ft high statue is drawing thousands of fans to the resort of Palm Springs, US, has been turned down by Hollywood 50 years after her death. The authorities felt the 48,000-pound fee for renting the 15-ton sculpture for one year, wouldn’t attract enough tourists to be “cost effective”.

Now, 34 other US cities are vying to hire the towering tribute to the screen icon, based on her dress-billowing pose from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch.