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Norma Jean rises up in Palm Springs

Statue of iconic blond Marilyn Monroe is installed at its new home in downtown Palm Springs.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Tomette Schuhmann, left, looks on as Joe Mees focuses on ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue of Marilyn Monroe in downtown Palm Springs. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times)
‘Forever Marilyn’ is reflected in the sun glasses of Dennis Montanez.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Benevenia polishes foot of ‘Forever Marilyn’.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Tourists and local residents stop by at the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive to snap photos of ‘Forever Marilyn,’ a 26-foot-tall sculpture of the Hollywood legend. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Erik Nielsen and Autin Wright work on ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue in Palm Springs. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times)