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Defameralerts us that Sharon Waxman filed a story about the Lisa Marie-Tim Burton Garage Sale in the 03/12/2005 issue of the New York Times. As predicted, the sale was a bit of a disappointment. Anxious fans, dreaming of a huge score like the mint jazz collection discarded by an angry ex in "High Fidelity," failed to find much of value in Ms. Marie's Azusa-based storage unit.

[But] by 9 a.m. on Friday, not too much was left of her [Lisa Marie]past with Mr. Burton, he of the spooky sets and dark palette, who first came to prominence with the ghoulish comedy hit "Beetlejuice." It turned out that Ms. Marie had unloaded most of the movie props and furniture to a private bidder the night before, who had carted everything away in trucks. The main movie item left was a velvet chaise lounge from the 1994 movie "Ed Wood," priced at $20,000.

Well, at least the New York Times finally published a dateline from Azusa, CA.