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Cemetery of the Week #173: the Crypt of Our Lady of the Angels

The Cathedral Mausoleum at Our Lady of the AngelsAlso known as the Crypt of the LA Cathedral or the Saint Vibiana Chapel MausoleumAddress: 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012Phone: 213-680-5200Dedicated: September 2002Number interred: 395, according to Findagrave Note: … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Muzak for the Dead

by Dana Fredsti Cemeteries have never been scary places to me, despite my penchant for movies where corpses claw out of their coffins and munch on human flesh. The first time I saw George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, … Continue reading

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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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