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UES townhouse Marilyn Monroe once called home asks $26,500/month

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The lovely Upper East Side townhouse was once owned by photographer Milton Green

An Upper East Side townhouse once owned by legendary photographer Milton Green has returned to the rental market with a rather high asking price: the current owners want $26,500/month for the four-story, 3,500-square-foot pad. It was previously asking $27,500, and a whopping $35,000 before that. (h/t New York Observer)

But the place comes with a rather fascinating backstory: Green lived there with his wife, Amy, and son Joshua, but the most famous resident is Marilyn Monroe, who was a friend and frequent collaborator of Green’s. She allegedly called the place her "sanctuary," and sometimes babysat for the Greens when needed. Other famous former residents apparently include Bette Davis and Irving Berlin. Cool, huh?

The listing touts the home’s "modern conveniences" (Jacuzzi, A/C, and the like), along with vintage details—huge marble staircase, a plethora of fireplaces, and "stained glass from famed Luchow’s restaurant," apparently. The interiors are clearly in need of a good updating, but that’s unlikely to deter a particularly enthusiastic Marilyn Monroe fan—or it may attract someone in need of a good interior decorating project.