Starting next Friday, July 13 through August 3, a series of films starring Marilyn Mornoe
will be screened outdoors at the Forever Marilyn sculpture at the corner of
Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.
July 13: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Monroe was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in this 1953 Howard Hawks film for her portrayal of Lorelei Lee. She performs “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”
July 20: Some Like it Hot
Directed by the great Billy Wilder, this was Monroe’s most successful comedy film with scenes filmed at the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Co-starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon
July 27: How to Marry a Millionaire
The 1953 romantic comedy starring Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. One of the first color movies ever to be shown on a network television
August 3: The Seven Year Itch
The 1955 Billy Wilder-directed classic which contains the famous scene of Monroe’s skirt being blown up over a subway grate and the inspiration for the sculpture, Forever Marilyn.
The films will start at dusk, or approximately 8:30 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served, and movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or low lawn chairs. As a reminder, no alcohol is allowed in Palm Springs public parks. Free parking is available on site; please enter from Tahquitz Canyon Way at Belardo Road (east of Palm Canyon Drive).