Thief Takes Small Marilyn Monroe Statue From Hollywood Gazebo

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The "Four Ladies of Hollywood," a stainless steel, Art Deco-style gazebo at La Brea Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, appears in an undated image. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

The “Four Ladies of Hollywood,” a stainless steel, Art Deco-style gazebo at La Brea Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, appears in an undated image. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

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Goodbye, Norma Jean?

Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe.

The statue depicting Monroe in her iconic pose from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch” went missing early Monday from the “Four Ladies of Hollywood” gazebo.

Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell says a witness saw someone climb the gazebo on the Hollywood Walk Fame and saw off the statue.

Los Angeles police say investigators have recovered fingerprints from the gazebo.

Surveillance video released by LAPD on Wednesday shows a man jumping off the installment and walking away with another person. The man who jumped off the gazebo is being considered a suspect, while an additional male and a female are being described as people of interest, Detective Douglas Oldfield told KTLA.

None of the people involved have been identified or taken into custody.

The gazebo was erected in 1994. It pays tribute to women in film, with depictions of Dolores Del Rio, Dorothy Dandridge, Mae West and Anna May Wong making up the structure’s pillars.

Monroe, whose real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, died in 1962.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Cindy Von Quednow contributed to this story. 

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