Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Marilyn Monroe vault sold
The burial vault above the remains of Hollywood film star Marilyn Monroe has been sold for more than $4.6m (£2.8m). More than 20 offers, starting at $500,000, were received for the space, located in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. The vault had been advertised on the auction website eBay by the widow of the current occupier. The name of the buyer has not been revealed - except for the initials OS, used to take part in the auction. The space was auctioned by the widow of the man buried - face down - above Monroe, to raise enough cash to pay off the mortgage on her Beverly Hills home, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month.