Tag Archives: Los Angeles cemetery

Death’s Garden: In the Dark

by Loren Rhoads The sky burned with gold as we rounded the block again.  The Thomas Guide wasn’t helping at all.  None of the buildings seemed to be numbered.  I was ready to give up.  I considered suggesting we ditch the graveyard … Continue reading

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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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