A cemetery remains one of the few places in our ever-changing world that holds onto emotion and memory and beauty and history; it is a nice thing, then, that Los Angeles has several cemeteries that tell the tale of our founding and our movie stars and the people who built our city. And come late September and all of October, there are numerous guided tours planned at grounds throughout the city.
First up is the West Adams Heritage Association's Living History Tour of Angelus Rosedale Cemetery on Saturday, September 26th. If you've driven down Washington near Normandie you've seen this bucolic founded-in-the-1800s spot; we have, several times, but never knew that many notable entertainers and thinkers were laid to rest within.
People like "Citizen Kane" actor Everett Sloan, and Jean Goldkette, nicknamed "The Prince of Jazz." There are five tours happening throughout the day, and they won't be helmed solely by traditional guides; rather, actors will portray many of the people they are discussing. Count on an enlightening and informative time. For in a city of neighborhoods boasting active historical groups, West Adams is a shining star.
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