Tales From the Crypt: Monroe-Adjacent Spot On The Block
On Monday it goes back up for auction for 10 days on eBay, with Auction Cause administering the circus with the hard sell: "Spend eternity above Marilyn Monroe! Secure your place among the stars at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. The crypt belonging to Fred Poncher, located directly above Marilyn Monroe, will be up for sale in an exclusive auction starting October 19."
Poncher's widow, Elsie Poncher, is putting the crypt up for auction so that she can pay off a $1.6 million mortgage on her Beverly Hills home. He bought the spot from Joe DiMaggio after the baseball great and Monroe divorced.
Fred Poncher, who died 23 years ago, asked his wife to bury him face down above Monroe. He said, "If I croak and you don't put me upside down over Marilyn, I'll haunt you the rest of my life," Elsie Poncher is quoted as saying in August.
With Halloween approaching, all we can say is, sweet dreams.