In New York County Surrogate's Court, the last will and testament of Marilyn Monroe was filed for probate, showing that for all her troubled personal life, her business affairs seemed in extraordinarily good order. Unencumbered by the debts, tax claims and pending lawsuits so common to Hollywood's money minters, the value of her estate was listed “in excess of $500,000,” a legalism often meaning much more.
Before we assume that the market for human clones consists mainly of narcissists who think the world deserves more of them or neo-Nazis who dream of cloning Hitler or crackpots and mavericks and mischief makers of all kinds, it is worth taking a tour of the marketplace. We might just meet ourselves there.
On a cold morning in February, 10 days after undergoing in vitro fertilization, Carolyn Savage lay in bed at her Ohio home waiting for the results of her pregnancy test.
Sarah Jessica Parker is expecting twins this summer, but she’s not pregnant. The “Sex and the City” star and her husband of 12 years — actor Matthew Broderick — “are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate,” according to a statement issued by their publicists. “The entire family is overjoyed,” the statement said