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2009-09-24 16:21:38

A dozen multimillion-dollar bids for a Los Angeles crypt directly above that of Marilyn Monroe have all fallen through, the seller says. They were all phony-balonies, said Elsie Poncher, who put the crypt that holds the remains of her husband, Richard, up for auction on eBay. The winning bid from Japan was $4.6 million and there were 11 other bids of at least $4.5 million. All of them backed out, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. No one even offered to pay the $500,000 minimum, the...

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2009-08-25 13:59:28

An eBay bidder from Japan who agreed to pay $4.6 million for the mausoleum crypt above Hollywood sex symbol Marilyn Monroe has backed out of the deal. The Los Angeles Times reported the winning bidder e-mailed seller Elsie Poncher Monday, shortly after receiving an invoice, and called off the sale. I am awfully sorry, but I need to cancel this because of the paying problem, the message said. The 11 other bidders who offered to pay at least $4.5 million for the tomb at California's Pierce...

2009-08-14 20:06:17

A California woman plans to list the crypt now occupied by her husband on eBay with a unique selling point: It is just above the one where Marilyn Monroe rests. Elsie Poncher told the Los Angeles Times the minimum bid will be $500,000 for the crypt at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. She wants the money to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her house in Beverly Hills. I can't be more honest than that, she said. I want to leave it free and clear for my kids. Poncher said her...


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