Someone just spent a lot of money to spend eternity lying on top of screen legend Marilyn Monroe. The crypt directly above final resting place of the dearly-departed sex symbol fetched more than $4.6 million in an online auction that ended Monday.
Earlier this month, The Los Angeles Times that the seller was Elsie Poncher, who was putting her late husband’s crypt up for auction to help pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her Beverly Hills home.
The widow’s late husband, Richard Poncher, bought the crypt from Monroe’s former husband, Joe DiMaggio, during his 1954 divorce from Monroe. Poncher died 23 years ago at 81.
She has said that the remains of her husband will be moved sideways to a neighbouring plot to make room for the new occupant.
Monroe was buried in 1962 at a mausoleum in the Westood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. Celebrities like Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Truman Capote, and Farrah Fawcett are buried in the same park.
A widow is selling her husband’s burial spot — located directly above the final resting place of film legend Marilyn Monroe –on ebay.
Elsie Poncher has placed an advertisement on eBay to auction off the tomb in L.A.’s Westwood Village Memorial Park.
“Here is a once in a lifetime and into eternity opportunity to spend your eternal days directly above Marilyn Monroe,” the listing reads. “In fact the person occupying the address right now is looking face down on her.”
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And in news that will send Lindsay Lohan’s head popping right off her shoulders, Lost In Translation’s Scarlett Johansson, 24, is at the top of a list of seasoned actresses being considered by director Simon Curtis and producer David Parfitt to play blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe in a new motion picture.
The Daily Mail’s Showbiz Reporter Baz Bamigboye has learned that the Scarlett has been tapped to portray Marilyn in the upcoming film My Week With Marilyn, will be based on the diary of Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Olivier, who escorted the screen star on a tour of London when she arrived in the British capital to film Olivier’s The Prince And The Showgirl in 1957.
In the diary, Clark speaks about showing Marilyn around Queen Elizabeth’s private apartments at Windsor Castle, as well as other trips.
Kate Hudson, Amy Adams, and Michelle Williams have also been mentioned as possible “Marilyns” for the film.
Lindsay Lohan’s obsession with blonde screen siren Marilyn Monroe has reached new heights. No longer content with simply mimicking the late beauty in fashion spreads, Lohan is desperate to star in a remake of Marilyn’s motion picture classic Some Like It Hot and has been frantically pitching the idea to film bosses around Hollywood.
A hit at the box office in 1959, Some Like It Hot also starred Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. In 2000, the American Film Institute named Some Like It Hot as the “Greatest American Comedy Film of All Time.”
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We got sneak peek at this photoshoot earlier this year, but it looks like Spanish Vogue has finally unveiled Lindsay Lohan’s second photographic tribute to late screen siren Marilyn Monroe. The controversial star graces the pages of the August issue of Vogue Espana in character as the iconic blonde. Read the rest of this entry »