The crypt above Marilyn Monroe was just sold today for $4.6 million at an auction on eBay. Bidding for the auction started at $500,000 on Aug 14. It isunknown who bought the crypt. We thought Hugh Hefner would.
The crypt above Marilyn at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is being vacated, making room for someone else. A woman named Elsie Poncher, sold her husband’s crypt above Marilyn to pay off her house mortgage! Her husband had bought the crypt from Marilyn’s ex husband Joe DiMaggio in 1954. DiMaggio had planned on being laid to rest above Marilyn, but he changed his mind and sold the plot when he and Marilyn divorced in 1954.
Monroe was laid to rest at the cemetery in 1962. Mr. Poncher was put to rest above Marilyn “face down” in 1986. Elsie Poncher said that Mr. Poncher will now be moved one plot over from the original.
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