The death of model and B-movie actress Anna Nicole Smith and the subsequent battle over custody of her daughter Dannielynn have made headlines all over the world. It also has spurred a tourism mini-boom in the Bahamas, where Smith lived and where much of the courtroom drama played out.
"The story is being reconfigured in the Bahamian way," said Felix Bethel of the College of the Bahamas. "'We are sorry that she is dead, but look at the tourists!'" To that end, here's a quick guide to some of the sights associated with the star's sad demise; local taxi companies can arrange tours.
1. Horizons EstateLocated on Eastern Road in Nassau, this is the million-dollar seaside mansion where Anna Nicole lived while in the Bahamas, and hoped to settle down with her boyfriend Howard K. Stern and baby daughter, Dannielynn.
The Nassau hospital where Anna Nicole gave birth to her daughter, Dannielynn, on Sept. 7, 2006, and where her son Daniel was found dead at her bedside of an accidental drug overdose three days afterward. Located at Collins Avenue and Shirley Street in downtown Nassau, near the Queen's Staircase.
3. Mount Horeb Baptist ChurchNassau church where Anna Nicole's funeral was held on March 2, 2007. The 300 invited guests included a film crew from Entertainment Tonight.
The cemetery where Anna Nicole and her son Daniel are buried. This has become the most popular Anna Nicole related tourist stop in the Bahamas. Located on John F. Kennedy Drive -- the road connecting the Nassau airport to downtown Nassau.
The Nassau courthouse where much of the custody battle over Dannielynn played out, including the hearing where DNA testing led to a judge ruling that Larry Birkhead, not Smith boyfriend Daniel K. Stern (or Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederick von Anhalt) was the girl's biological father. Birkhead now stands to inherit a share of Anna Nicole's estate (as guardian of Dannielynn) from late husband and billionaire J. Howard Marshall. Located on Bank Lane; visitors are welcome.