Forever L. A: A Field Guide to Los Angeles Area Cemeteries and Their Residents

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Forever L.A. is for those who call Los Angeles home and for those who live vicariously through and have been entertained by the residents of its beautiful cemeteries. In fascinating stories and images, Douglas Keister discusses cemetery symbols, funerary architecture, and secret societies and clubs. He ...

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Overview

Forever L.A. is for those who call Los Angeles home and for those who live vicariously through and have been entertained by the residents of its beautiful cemeteries. In fascinating stories and images, Douglas Keister discusses cemetery symbols, funerary architecture, and secret societies and clubs. He provides GPS coordinates for most gravesites and a map to pinpoint each cemetery featured:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills

Hillside Memorial Park

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Inglewood Park Cemetery

Holy Cross Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

Westwood Village Memorial Park

Valhalla Memorial Park

Mountain View Cemetery

Home of Peace Memorial Park

Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park

Haunted Mansion—Disneyland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423605225
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 949,432
  • Product dimensions: 4.66 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."

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Michael Jackson

August 29, 1958 -June 25, 2009

34 07 21 N 118 14 54 W (mausoleum entrance)

Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace (locked Area)

Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph Walker Jackson and Katherine Esther Scruse Jackson. When Michael was eight years old, he joined his four brothers;Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon, and Tito;to form The Jackson 5. The group was an immediate success. Michael Jackson's 1982 breakthrough solo album Thriller is the all-time best-selling album worldwide. His untimely death rocked the whole world and was the subject of media conversation for many months. He was laid to rest on September 3, 2009, more than two months after his death.

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Table of Contents

About L.A. 6

The Cemeteries

Forest Lawn Memorial Par Glendale 11

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills 34

Hillside Memorial Park 47

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 59

Inglewood Park Cemetery 72

Holy Cross Cemetery 82

Evergreen Cemetery 89

Westwood Village Memorial Park 97

Valhalla Memorial Park 106

Mountain View Cemetery 111

Home of Peace Memorial Park 117

Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park 121

Haunted Mansion–Disneyland 131

Reprised in Repose 136

Cemetery Architecture &Secret Societies, Clubs ons 199

Cemetery Symbolism 222

Los Angeles Area Cemeteries 244

Suggested Reading 249

Index 250

About the Author 256

Secret Societies Acronyms / Map Insert

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