The Brobdingnagian blonde bombshell fanning her bits on Michigan Avenue is the most over reported “news” story in recent weeks.
What does Marilyn Monroe have to do with Chicago?
Nothing. Which is why locals (and particularly reporters, who are giving her all this press, irritated as it might be) are annoyed by the 26-foot sculpture’s presence in downtown Chicago. Tourists, however, seem to be in love with licking her leg and looking up at her lacy panties as her skirt is blown ala “The Seven Year Itch.” The movie takes place in New York. But Monroe is stationed in Chicago until spring of 2012.
While Marilyn has nothing to do with Chicago, she does have a connection to Joe DiMaggio. The two were married for less than a year. What does Joe DiMaggio have to do with Chicago? Nothing, really. The Cubs passed on him. But the Windy City is home to a statue of him, too. The sculpture is located in Little Italy, in the middle of Piazza DiMaggio, across from the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.