Septuagenarian Elsie Poncher is removing her late husband’s remains from his resting place so that she can sell his graveyard crypt on eBay, and the bidding starts at $500,000. Why is this plot such hot property? Richard Poncher’s crypt is directly above the one that belongs to bombshell icon Marilyn Monroe.
Elsie wants to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her 1.75-acre Beverly Hills home, so she’s hoping one lucky eBay bidder will help her out.
Richard purchased two crypts—one for him and one for her—in the Westwood graveyard from baseball player Joe DiMaggio, Monroe’s former husband, in 1954. Monroe didn’t die for another decade, so no one knew of the crypt’s potential value. Richard died 23 years ago and has been laid to rest—face-down over Marilyn, per his request—ever since.
After Richard’s crypt has been sold, Elsie said she’ll put her late husband’s remains in her crypt, which they will share. They’ll be in esteemed company! This cemetery is where anyone who’s anyone is buried. It’s the resting place of Farrah Fawcett, Rodney Dangerfield, Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Merv Griffin, and Truman Capote.