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Monroe 'burial plot' up for sale
bbc ^ | 16 August 2009

Posted on 08/17/2009 2:27:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono

A US widow is auctioning off the burial plot occupied by her late husband above that of film legend Marilyn Monroe, the Los Angeles Times newspaper says.

"Spend eternity directly above Marilyn Monroe", says the ad placed on eBay by Elsie Poncher of Beverly Hills.

Bidding opened at $500,000 (£303,000), and had reached $700,000 by Sunday.

Mrs Poncher said she will be "vacating" the remains of her husband "to make room for a new resident" at LA's exclusive Westwood Village cemetery....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: marilynmonroe

1 posted on 08/17/2009 2:27:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 08/17/2009 2:28:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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3 posted on 08/17/2009 2:29:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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4 posted on 08/17/2009 2:35:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
And next to Jay Flippen!

His impressive film credits include: “Intrigue” (1947) as Mike the Bartender; “Brute Force” (1947) with Burt Lancaster and Hume Cronin, as Hodges; “A Woman’s Secret” (1949) as Inspector J. Fowler; “They Live by Night” (1949) as T-Dub; “Oh, You Beautiful Doll” (1949) as Lippy Brannigan; “Down to the Sea in Ships” (1949) as Luke; “Love that Brute” (1950) as Biff; “The Yellow Cab Man” (1950) with Red Skelton, as Hugo; “Winchester 73” (1950) as Sgt. Wilkes; “Two Flags West” (1950) as Sgt. Terrance Duey; “Flying Leathernecks” (1951) with John Wayne, as Master Sgt. Clancy; “The People Against O’Hara” (1951) with Spencer Tracy, as Sven Norson; “The Lemon Drop Kid” (1951) with Bob Hope, as ‘Straight Flush’; “The Las Vegas Story” (1952) as Capt. H.A. Harris; “Bend of the River” (1952) as Jeremy Baile; “Thunder Bay” (1953) as Kermit MacDonald; “East of Sumatra” (1953) as Mac; “The Wild One” (1954) with Marlon Brando, as Sheriff Stew Singer; “Carnival Story” (1954) as Charley Grayson; “Oklahoma!” (1955) as Ike Skidmore; “Strategic Air Command” (1955) as Doyle; “Kismet” (1955) as Jawan; “Man Without a Star” (1956) as Strap Davis; “The Killing” (1956) as Marvin Unger; “Night Passage” (1957) as Ben Kimball; “The Deerslayer” (1957) as Old Tom Hutter; “The Restless Breed” (1957) as Marshal Steve Evans; “Hot Summer Night” (1957) as Oren Kobble; “Wild River” (1960) as Hamilton Garth; “The Plunderers” (1960) as Sheriff McCauley; “Cat Ballou” (1965) as Sheriff Cardigan; “Firecreek” (1968) as Mr. Pittman; “Hellfighters” (1968) as Jack Lomax and “The Seven Minutes” (1971) as Luther Yerkes, his last film. He appeared as a regular on the TV series: “Ensign O’Toole” (1962-63) as Chief Petty Officer Homer Nelson. He also guest starred on such TV series as: “Wanted: Dead or Alive”; “Rawhide”; “The Untouchables”; “The Dick Van Dyke Show”; “Gunsmoke” and “The Virginian.” He was married to screenwriter Ruth Brooks in 1946 until his death. He died during surgery for internal hemorrhaging on February 3, 1971 in Los Angeles, California at age 71.


5 posted on 08/17/2009 2:37:19 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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6 posted on 08/17/2009 2:37:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Hugh Hefner owns the crypt next to hers.


7 posted on 08/17/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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"The ultimate lay."

"Come up and see me some time."

"Love me long time."

8 posted on 08/17/2009 2:48:05 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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A room with a view.


9 posted on 08/17/2009 2:49:22 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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The ad should say “on top of” instead of “directly above”.


10 posted on 08/17/2009 2:53:30 PM PDT by csmusaret (If you like this economy, keep voting for Donkeys.)
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“Honey, I need to sell your crypt. You don’t really need it. We’ll get you cremated, instead.”

How can you promise eternity when your family can just sell your crypt any time they want to?


11 posted on 08/17/2009 2:53:53 PM PDT by webheart
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Jay C. Flippen. A great character actor. He was in a few of those very dark but very good Anthony Mann/Jimmy Stewart westerns in the 50’s.


12 posted on 08/17/2009 2:57:21 PM PDT by Krankor
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How can you promise eternity when your family can just sell your crypt any time they want to?

Do ya think he cares?

13 posted on 08/17/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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“Jay C. Flippen. A great character actor. He was in a few of those very dark but very good Anthony Mann/Jimmy Stewart westerns in the 50’s.”

Don’t forget the world famous classic “Cannon Ball Run” as the creepy doctor, along with Burt Reynolds and every other 1950s, 60’s and 70’s actor in the world.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 3:08:23 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m thinking if he was a good husband, he’s looking down and thinking “wow, what a way to provide for my wife and children!”


15 posted on 08/17/2009 3:11:39 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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Don’t forget the world famous classic “Cannon Ball Run” as the creepy doctor, along with Burt Reynolds and every other 1950s, 60’s and 70’s actor in the world.

That would be kind of creepy since he died in 1971.

16 posted on 08/17/2009 3:15:59 PM PDT by 11Bush
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Am I the only one who is just simply creeped out by this?

I mean heck, if I was still with my Ex I’d be worrying about her burying me face down with my backside sicking out of the ground so she could rent my grave out as a Bike Rack, but Geez.

And what about the demented Ghoul that gets all atwitter because he gets to be “on top” of Marilyn Monroe. Doesn’t that just border more than a bit on necrophilia?


17 posted on 08/17/2009 3:20:28 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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Nah, he’s probably thinking 47 years on top of Marilyn Monroe is about enough


18 posted on 08/17/2009 3:20:32 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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Yes, if people who have moved on are concerned at all with what they left behind, I would think that would be a thought, providing for those you loved.


19 posted on 08/17/2009 3:22:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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20 posted on 08/17/2009 3:23:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The doctor was played by Jack Elam, I believe.


21 posted on 08/17/2009 3:33:51 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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Probably so! Look just alike to me.


22 posted on 08/17/2009 3:38:33 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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All thoughts about how they lived (or live) their lives aside....

If they haven’t settled on a permanent resting place yet, this might not be a bad spot for Michael Jackson. Both are pop icons, so it would be rather fitting. It would turn the place into an mega-shrine, for better or for worse. In addition, they both died of similar causes.

Another thought would be for Elton John to buy the crypt, given the sentiments he expresses in his song “Candle in the Wind”.

Random thoughts on a Monday...


23 posted on 08/17/2009 3:44:21 PM PDT by Zetman
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