Category Archives: Forest Lawn

Movie Star Bonus Mystery Photo

Photograph by Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Here’s a little bonus: A certain film star’s funeral. See if you can identify the (not very) mysterious pallbearers. Update: As most people realized, this is Errol Flynn's funeral. Curiously enough, although … Continue reading

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Intruder kills former actress, August 28, 1958

She is one of those cold cases that leave all kinds of unanswered questions even when the killer is finally caught, convicted and sent to prison. Nothing about it passes the sniff test. We know her name was Helene Funk … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Carole Landis, July 27, 1937 Form 3.11 (Revised 10-3-47) DEAD BODY REPORT Type SUICIDE DR No. 486 592 Victim SCHMIDLAPP, Carole Landis (Mrs.) Residence Address 1465 Capri Dr., Pac Pal. Business Address Eagle … Continue reading

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June 6, 1938

Above and at left, Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin poses with Jewish ceremonial items brought from Europe by Henry Weinberger and his wife and presented to Wilshire Boulevard Temple. The Times says the donations include Paroches (hangings for the Ark) from … Continue reading

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May 12, 1958

Above, a landmark we actually saved — sort of. I’m still waiting for the Sinai and Olivet to be reinstalled … Below, celebrity journalism, 1950s style: Peter Lawford gets clipped by a hit-and-run driver and Gen. Rafael Trujillo of the … Continue reading

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A few golden hours

July 10, 1957 Los Angeles Let’s suppose you are a famous comedian with a hit TV show. Fame and wealth are yours–more than you could have ever imagined. You are recognized wherever you go. Now let’s suppose that the doctors … Continue reading

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Forest Lawn

Easter Sunday seemed like a good time to drive over to Forest Lawn and visit a few graves. I bought some flowers and went off to find Norma McCauley and Caren Lynn "Sande" Crabbe. The woman at the front gate … Continue reading

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Silver Spoon

April 12, 1957Los Angeles  By Larry Harnisch Those who say you can never be too rich or too thin never heard of Caren Lynn Crabbe, the daughter of "Flash Gordon" star Buster Crabbe, a young woman of wealth and privilege … Continue reading

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