Monroe ‘burial plot’ up for sale

By | August 18, 2009

Marilyn Monroe 1952 Monroe died aged 36 in 1962

A US widow is auctioning off the burial plot occupied by her late husband above that of film legend Marilyn Monroe, the Los Angeles Times newspaper says.

“Spend eternity directly above Marilyn Monroe”, says the ad placed on eBay by Elsie Poncher of Beverly Hills.

Bidding opened at $500,000 (£303,000), and had reached $700,000 by Sunday.

Mrs Poncher said she will be “vacating” the remains of her husband “to make room for a new resident” at LA’s exclusive Westwood Village cemetery.

The widow told the LA Times that she hoped to make enough money to pay off the $1.6m mortgage on her Beverly Hills mansion.

“I can’t be more honest than that,” she said. “I want to leave it free and clear for my kids.”

The cemetery is the final resting place of many celebrities, including Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Truman Capote, and most recently Farrah Fawcett.

Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner bought the crypt beside Monroe in 1992.

But Mrs Poncher is selling the chance to reserve a “place in eternity” directly above the Hollywood sex symbol, telling the LA Times that her own husband was placed face down in his crypt on top of the actress, in keeping with his dying wish.

via BBC NEWS | Americas | Monroe ‘burial plot’ up for sale.

Mrs Poncher isn’t worried about her husband’s angry ghost haunting her or the family of the new occupant?

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