I attended my sister’s baby shower yesterday at the M Street Bar and Grill in the St. Gregory Hotel. This “Forever Marilyn” Monroe statue by J. Seward Johnson greets you as you walk in the door. I never knew it was here and it was a pleasant surprise to see it.

Marilyn Monroe by J. Seward Johnson. Photo by C. Ashley Spencer

Wow — highly realistic and what a conversation piece. I love how the dress is strategically draped as to not reveal anything you shouldn’t see at eye level — just like the actual still photo from the 1954 movie, The Seven Year Itch. I’ve always liked Johnson’s work, particularly The Awakening.