The story of the crypt just above Marilyn Monroe's is as over-the-top as it gets. It begins during Joe DiMaggio's divorce from Monroe in 1954, when he sold two crypts at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park to entrepreneur Richard Poncher. According to the LA Times, Poncher told his wife: "If I croak, if you don't put me upside down over Marilyn, I'll haunt you the rest of my life." Widow Elsie complied and Poncher's dream came true - until 2009 when his she auctioned Poncher's last resting place on eBay, reportedly selling it for $4.6 million, citing the need to raise money to pay off her mortgage,
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park is at 1218 Glendon Avenue in the Westwood area, just south of Wilshire Boulevard near I-405. To get there, turn left from Wilshire onto Glendon, then turn left into what appears to be a driveway between the tall building on the corner and the parking garage. Coming from Westwood Blvd., you can get there by going east on Wellworth Ave and north on Glendon, then into the driveway, which will be on your right.