Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spending Eternity With Marilyn Monroe

A widow is selling her husband's burial spot directly above film legend Marilyn Monroe so that she can pay off her mortgage. Elsie Poncher has put a listing on eBay to auction off the tomb in Los Angeles. Poncher said she hoped to raise enough money to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her Beverly Hills home.

Playboy's Hugh Hefner bought the crypt beside Monroe in 1992. "Spending Eternity next to Marilyn Monroe is too sweet to pass up," he said recently, and has reserved his place in eternity next to her.

“Here is a once in a lifetime and into eternity opportunity to spend your eternal days directly above Marilyn Monroe,” Poncher noted in her eBay listing. “This crypt in the famous Westwood Cemetery in West Los Angeles currently occupied above Marilyn Monroe is being vacated so as to make room for a new resident. The lucky bidder will be deeded a piece of real estate that he or she will make their last address. And below you will be Marilyn Monroe.”

Who’s in your neighborhood? Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Don Knotts, Bob Crane, Frank Zappa, George C. Scott, Fanny Brice, Carroll O’Connor, Walter Matthau, Jim Backus, Farrah Fawcett, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Burt Lancaster, Rodney Dangerfield, Merv Griffin, Eve Arden.

The going bid today is $4.5m; less than five days to go.