Thursday, July 15, 2010

Marilyn Monroe's last house on sale for US$3.6 million

(LOS ANGELES) The Spanish colonial-style Hollywood home where iconic sex siren Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 is going up for sale for US$3.6 million, the real estate agency said on Tuesday.

The one-storey property, built in 1929, which spreads lavishly over 23,000 square feet of land, is 'the crown jewel' of the luxurious neighbourhood of Brentwood, according to the agency's website.

Cinematic diva Monroe lived in the house for only six months before her sleeping pill overdose death, having bought the house for US$90,000.

The current owner did not permit press access to the property but allowed AFP access to take photos from behind tall gates on the secluded cul de sac.

Monroe memorabilia is highly coveted, with even a burial spot near the star's last resting place being sold on the online auction website eBay in 2009 for US$4.6 million. -- AFP

Source: Business Times, 15 Jul 2010

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