A stainless steel statue of Marilyn Monroe that stood atop a two-story Hollywood public art space near the famous Walk of Fame for 25 years vanished Monday, Fox News reports.
Marilyn Monroe statue stolen from atop Hollywood art space
STEPANAKERT, JUNE 20, ARTSAKHPRESS: The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into the missing sculpture, which depicted the iconic actress - whose birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson - in a scene from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch."
“I am calling this the great Marilyn caper of 2019,” Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell told KNBC-TV. “We have a witness who saw someone climb this structure and saw off the statue at the top.
Security camera footage appeared to show someone jump down from the artwork and walk away with a backpack, the station reported. It was not clear what was in the bag.
The footage did not show the theft.