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Dinner with the Dearly Departed

  • Oct 5, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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You must purchase your $90 ticket in advance.

http://www.cemeteryguide.com/DDTWeekend-2013.html


We’ll dine amongst the dead in the Pasadena Mausoleum, at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. Mark Masek will share the fantastically juicy story of the "Chop Shop" Lamb

Funeral Home scandal involving the very cemetery where we’ll be dining. 

The main speaker for the evening John Gilmore, celebrated author and legend of the Hollywood scene. Gilmore started his career as a motion picture, television and stage actor in Los Angeles, and included James Dean and Marilyn Monroe among his friends. Gilmore's books include Hollywood memoirs, true crime and hard-boiled fiction, and he has been described as "the quintessential L.A. noir writer." While other authors try to tell the story of Hollywood in the middle of the 20th century, Gilmore was there, right in the middle of it all. Gilmore's books include "Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia," "Laid Bare: A Memoir of Wrecked Lives and the Hollywood Death Trip," "The Real James Dean," "L.A. Despair: A Landscape of Crimes & Bad Times," "Inside Marilyn Monroe," "Manson: The Unholy Trial of Charlie and the Family," "On the Run with Bonnie & Clyde," and many others. His presentation is guaranteed to be fascinating, unique and unforgettable. 

The evening will also include a conversation with Erin Murphy, who played "Tabitha" on the hit 1960s TV series, "Bewitched." Erin will discuss some of her "Bewitched" co-stars, including Agnes Moorehead ("Endora"), Maurice Evans ("Maurice"), Alice Ghostley ("Esmeralda"), Marion Lorne ("Aunt Clara") and permanent Mountain View resident Maudie Prickett ("Mrs. Peabody"). 

And while at the Pasadena Mausoleum, you can also pay your respects at the final resting place of George "Superman" Reeves.

There will also be a raffle, a silent auction of really spectacular things, and amazingly wonderful prizes peppered throughout the weekend. 

The ultimate goal of this eventis to raise funds to place a marker on an entertainer's grave. Every person deserves a stone to mark their final resting place, somewhere that people can visit. This year's beneficiary is actor Jonathan Hale. Hale is best known as Mr. Dithers, Dagwood's boss, in the "Blondie" movies. He also co-starred in a couple of episodes of "Superman." (Do you see? There’s a theme here.) Hale committed suicide at the Motion Picture Country Home on Feb. 28, 1966.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    There's no mention of a menu. Do you have to bring your own food, or buy it separately there from the $90.00 price?

    September 29, 2013

  • Robert

    How I wish you had posted this event a month or two ago. I love that mausoleum - it has the most beautiful ceiling and it would be great place to have dinner at.

    September 29, 2013

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