October 25, 2009

"If I sold it, my life would be over."

What famous person said that about what desirable thing — really, a place — a place related to another famous person?

ADDED: You can get the answer by Googling now, but don't comment just to give that answer. We'll talk about the actual answer later. Early comments should be bona fide guesses. It will be more fun that way.

AND: Oh, no! I misread it. Sorry to send you after a question with no answer. Here's what I was trying to read:
"Mr. Hefner knows every good party must end, having long ago bought a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe at a Los Angeles cemetery. In interviews over the years, he has talked about how life wouldn’t be worth living without Playboy. 'If I sold it, my life would be over," he has said."
I skipped a sentence! It's not so interesting, read properly. But I think you could sell
the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe
for a lot of money. As for the other thing, who cares what it's worth.

32 comments:

bill said...

The last iron lung in use has become a collector's item.

Ron said...

Not a puzzle fan, and certainly not on a blog!

Derek Kite said...

Al Gore with his mansion

Derek

Golden West said...

Lisa Marie Presley and Graceland?

EDH said...

Yoko and the co-op at the Dakota?

Pogo said...

Martha Stewart contemplating her new line of paper decorations and cutlery for prisons.

Ah Pooh said...

Hugh Hefner and his "bunny mansion".

miller said...

The guy who owns the trailer Bill Clinton grew up in?

Pogo said...

bin Laden's dialysis machine.

EDH said...

After checking, not sure how the place relates to "another famous person"?

That clue threw me off, because I thought of the right place initially.

peter hoh said...

I'm thinking Annie Leibovitz, because I think she has property she bought with Susan Sontag that she needs to sell in order to keep from going bankrupt. Or something like that.

But Hef and his mansion are more intimately entwined, I reckon.

AllenS said...

Obviously, it's a quote from Christie Brinkley talking about her workout contraption.

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Kurt said...

Not a serious guess, but here goes...

Joan Collins and her make up kit.

Freeman Hunt said...

I'm guessing Leibovitz.

Freeman Hunt said...

Oh, and the apartment in France being the thing.

rhhardin said...

Michelle Obama said it about the White House.

In related Michelle Obama news, Tim Blair notes.

traditionalguy said...

The famous L. Meade viewing his Cincinnati Estate? Or Jerry Jones at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium? Perhaps it was Sarah Palin leaving Alaska politics behind. So many possibilities that there must be more than a single right answer, Professor.

Scapa14 said...

Hugh Hefner

kimsch said...

Googling the title of this post, this post comes up first, an aggregator (for this post) comes up second,and the actual NYT story with the quote comes up third...

wv: restiost

G Joubert said...

Not naming names, but two people here cheated, because there's no way otherwise. Like EDH said, the "famous other person" clue is a red herring.

dbp said...

I would have said Dick Cheney's pacemaker, but it isn't 2nd-hand and it isn't a place either.

How about BHO's teleprompter? It may have been used by others and if the President got rid of it his life would remain but his career surely would be over.

AJ Lynch said...

If you sold your blog?

wv = plista = a sista who is also a playa!

t-man said...

Was it Bubbles the Chimp talking about the Neverland Ranch?

Ah Pooh said...

I'm crushed, I think G Joubert is going to name my name! But I didn't cheat. Procedure followed - what famous person is famous for their home (the core of their identity)? At first I thought of Elvis but he wasn't famous because of Graceland. Then I remembered seeing a picture of Hugh Hefner recently with 3 of his bunnies and I KNEW that was the correct answer! The other famous person I thought could be the Playboy Bunny (a little stretch). My initial fear was that Trooper York would appear & steal my thunder. Now I fear that my answer may be wrong so NOW I'm going to Google it.

Ah Pooh said...

I was WRONG (well, half wrong). Now I bet the incorrectly named red herring is President Obama & the place is Chicago.

Bender said...

My first guess would be Graceland.

Bender said...

Well, now that I know the answer, millions of everyday people could probably say the same thing about the "place" that they have had for most of their life (and which they associate with other people).

EDH said...

Being a game show host ain't as easy as it looks!

Bender said...

OK, with the update and clarification --

I'm pretty sure that if he was in the place that he doesn't want to sell, his life really would be over.

Ah Pooh said...

Gloria Steinman is my second choice for the incorrectly labelled or unnecessary red herring. She was a bunny. The redacted sections, a puzzle within a puzzle.

Ah Pooh said...

Steinem, sorry Gloria.