There were news reports last week for an eBay listing selling the burial spot located above Marilyn Monroe. It took a while for me to find the actual eBay listing. Bidding started at $US500,000 and is now at US $2,500,000 with 7 bids. But here it is: (If you can't see the link go here)
Here is a once in a lifetime and into eternity opportunity to spend your eternal days directly above Marilyn Monroe. This crypt in the famous Westwood Cemetary in West Los Angeles currently occupied above Marilyn Monroe is being vacated so as to make room for a new resident. "Spending Eternity next to Marilyn Monroe is too sweet to pass up", recently quoted by Hugh Heffner, who has reserved his place in eternity next to her. 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. In fact the person occupying the address right now is looking face down on her.
The tomb in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles is currently occupied by one Richard Poncher, who died 23 years ago aged 81, The Los Angeles Times reported. But his widow is having his body moved over one spot and auctioning the site above Monroe's, hoping to earn enough to pay off her $US1.6 million ($1.9 million) Beverly Hills home.
Elsie Poncher, who prefers not to give her age but admits she is over 70, told the Times that her husband, a successful businessman, bought the crypt from baseball player Joe DiMaggio, Monroe's ex-husband, in 1954.
Richard Poncher also bought the spot one space over, which is where Elsie plans to relocate him to open up the crypt above Monroe. For her part, the widower wants to be cremated when she dies.
Being buried close to Monroe has already proved a draw for some, with Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner purchasing a spot to the side of the sex-symbol's for $US75,000 ($89,116) in 1992.