Marilyn Monroe’s last home put up for sale

Posted on 15 July 2010
By Martin Higgins
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The home where Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose in 1962 has been put up on the market and will go to the highest bidder at auction.

The Spanish style property has been described as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the exclusive neighbourhood of Brentwood in the Hollywood Hills.

Monroe lived in the house for only six months before her death and auctioneers are expecting a biding war considering Monroe memorabilia is so highly coveted.

Even a burial spot near the star’s last resting place commands a gargantuan figure as a space near the grave site sold on Ebay for a staggering £3million pound in 2009.

It will certainly eclipse the figure the Some Like It Hot actress paid for the property in the 60’s, shelling out £59,000.

The house has tall gates and is positioned on a secluded cul de sac. It has a kidney-shaped swimming pool, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a children’s play house.

Monroe, 36, was found dead in a bedroom of the home by her psychoanalyst Ralph Greenson after he was called by the live-in housekeeper on August 5, 1962.