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Celebrities in Los Angeles cemeteries : a directory

by Ellenberger, Allan R., 1956-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Genealogy r PN1998.2.E448 2001
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Genealogy
Call Number  r PN1998.2.E448 2001
In accord with the fascination that surrounds Hollywood celebrities and the increasing popularity of celebrity grave-hunting, this book serves as a guide to the final resting places of the many celebrities who are buried in Los Angeles County, California. It is arranged by cemetery, and provides the following information for each person: age at time of death; date and place of birth; date and place of death; cause of death; obituary headline of the deceased; inscription on grave marker; location of grave; and a film that the celebrity appeared in. Includes appendices, web site information, bibliography, and index.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Here are two easy-to-use volumes, prepared to facilitate the search for a famous person's final resting place. Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries, which concentrates on people in film, is arranged alphabetically by cemetery, from Beth Olam Cemetery of Hollywood to Woodlawn Cemetery, and then by person. Entries include birth and death dates, cause of death if known, headline of the obituary, and location of grave, as well as other details. The volume concludes with several appendixes, including "Miscellaneous and Unusual Grave Sites" and "Sea Burials, Cremations and Donations to Science." Resting Places covers more than 7,000 persons from political, military, and cultural history, including the notorious and scandalous. Emphasis is on "persons in the arts who are situated on the West and East coasts of the United States and in England and France," but one also finds entries for Eldridge Cleaver, Pocahontas, Richard III, Babe Ruth, Joseph Valachi, and Antonio Vivaldi. Arrangement is alphabetical by person's name, and in many instances entries provide one or two paragraphs of biography. Each entry ends with the place of interment (including grave lot number) or information on how the remains were dispersed. In some cases there are details about grave inscriptions, legends, and regular visitors, such as the unknown person who marks Edgar Allan Poe's birthday by leaving a flower and a bottle of wine at his grave. The volume concludes with a bibliography of resources and an index that interfiles persons and place-names and refers the reader to the numbered entries. These volumes complement each other. They are not necessary purchases but make for interesting reading and might be useful additions to the trivia collection. A good online source is []."
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Additional Information
Subjects Motion picture actors and actresses -- Tombs -- California -- Los Angeles -- Directories.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Tombs -- California -- Los Angeles -- Directories.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland,2001
Language English
Description vi, 250 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 236) and index.
ISBN 0786409835 (softcover : alk. paper)
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