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Cemetery of the Week #110: Holy Cross Cemetery

Holy Cross Cemetery 5835 West Slauson Avenue Culver City, California 90230 Telephone: (310) 836-5500 Founded: 1939 Size: 200 acres Number of interments: more than 160,000 Open: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays. … Continue reading

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Communing with my Idol

Holy Cross, it goes without saying, is a Catholic cemetery. It hadn’t occurred to me that Hungarian-born Bela Lugosi had been Catholic. I knew he’d been addicted to morphine and that he’d been buried in his tuxedo and black silk … Continue reading

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Your first guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles

Forever L.A: A Field Guide To Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents by Douglas Keister My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the best guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles yet. Jammed with Douglas Keister’s beautiful color … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #82: Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

aka Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery 1218 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, California 90024 Telephone: (310) 474-1579 Founded: 1905 Size: 2.5 acres Number of interments: 1000? Open: 8 a.m. to dusk. Office closes at 5 p.m. The first burials in the graveyard … Continue reading

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The Autumn People

My birthday is kind of a holy day for me. I try to take it off, spend it in a graveyard if at all possible. I’ve celebrated my birthday in Pere Lachaise, in the Bone Chapel of Kutna Hora, and … Continue reading

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