Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ms. Monroe Seeks the Pleasure of Your Company

The grave located just above the one at Corridor of Memories, #24, at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA is once again open to the highest bidder. It's kind of pricey, but you'll spend eternity in interesting company. A space to the side is reserved for Playboy magnate Hugh Heffner, your downstairs neighbor would be his Sweetheart of the Month from Playboy issue #1, Marilyn Monroe. Originally owned by Joe Dimaggio (himself buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in illustrious Colma, CA, City of the Dead*), the spot atop the Hollywood Icon was purchased in 1954 by Richard Poncher who has occupied it (facing down, of course), for the last 23 years. His widow is selling the spot on eBay to the highest bidder. The winning bid of $4.6 million was withdrawn, leaving the eleven people who already bid at least $4.5 million to duke it out for the right to be just out of sight in thousands of photographs every year (see photo to right).

* Why are there no good zombie movies set in Colma?

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