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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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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