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Eternity with Marilyn Monroe goes back on auction block

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monroeIf you didn’t succeed the first time in your bid to spend eternity in a crypt above Marilyn Monroe, try again.

That’s what the auction team handling the sale of the crypt is saying, after a previous eBay sale for $4.6 million fell through in August.

Eric Gazin, president of AuctionCause.com, told Reuters he believes there may have been some qualified bidders in the first eBay auction, but that there was no system in place to determine who really had the cash for the crypt, which is located at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

This time around, the sale will also be on eBay, but bidders will have to be ready to make a deposit of 1 to 5 percent of the cost of the crypt, and they will have to prove that they have sufficient funds to buy it.

Paris Hilton – the new Marilyn Monroe?

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hiltoncannes1Celebrity heiress and businesswoman Paris Hilton is back in Cannes to drum up some interest in the documentary “Paris, Not France”, which follows her as she goes about her daily life being rich and famous.

The 28-year-old tried to prevent the film, directed by Tom Petty’s daughter Adria, from reaching the big screen, but now sees it as a  kind of set-the-record-straight exercise for someone whose portrayal in the media is not always flattering.

Marilyn Monroe wins new praise — for selling fishing tackle

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marilyn.jpgHollywood legend Marilyn Monroe has been praised for many things over the years but here’s a first — the impact she had on the fishing tackle industry. Finland’s Rapala Group, which makes and sells fishing tackle, has inducted Monroe into its hall of fame as one of the influential people who assisted the company in its business.

The connection? The August 1962 issue of Life magazine bore a picture of the actress on its cover and carried a history of her life — with the same magazine carrying an article titled “A Lure Fish Can’t Pass Up” showcasing Lauri Rapala’s original floating fishing lure. This edition broke all circulation records.

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