Sleep With Marilyn: Wife Selling Hubby's Crypt Above Monroe
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 14, 2009 2:04 AM CDT
A Beverly Hills woman is hoping images like this will fuel bidding on her husband's crypt in a Westwood cemetery just above Marilyn Monroe's.   (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions)
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(Newser) – A former Beverly Hills resident is about to get a rude awakening when he's evicted from his crypt above Marilyn Monroe so his wife can sell it, reports the Los Angeles Times. Elsie Poncher says her hubby was a "helluva nice guy," but she needs the money to help pay off her $1.6 million mortgage.

She's auctioning off the crypt at a Westwood cemetery on eBay starting at $500,000. Her husband bought the crypt from Joe DiMaggio in 1954 in the midst of the baseball legend's divorce from Monroe. Hugh Hefner bought the crypt next to the actress in 1992 for $75,000. "Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up," Hef said.