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Lisa Burks
Burbank, CA
Writer at Large
Interests: Old Hollywood & Cemeteries & Hollywood Types Buried in Cemeteries...and animals, all kinds. ♥
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Greetings Families, Friends and Fans of Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, California! Thank you for joining me here at GrandViewHistory.com. I created and maintained the Grand View Memorial Park (dot) Info website (which ran from May 1, 2007 to October 1, 2015) in order to help people with loved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Grand View History
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It's been a while since I've written a post here because I've been focusing on researching and writing the history of Grand View Memorial Park here in nearby Glendale, Calif. Another of my cemetery-related interests in collecting vintage photographs of... Continue reading
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The curtain has rung down on "Show Time" in Los Angeles, with the passing this week of this city's most beloved Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the multi-champion Lakers and all-around top notch business and showman. Photo Courtesy ESPN Dr.... Continue reading
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NBC New York was on scene at Fairview Cemetery yesteday and shot this b-roll of Whitney Houston's grave site, one day after she was buried there. The news station also reported that fans began arriving to pay respects first thing... Continue reading
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Whitney Houston will be buried tomorrow on the other side of the country, so this post takes my topic of grave hunting a bit off the beaten path. Instead, I'm interested in examining why people like myself care, past basic... Continue reading
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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bridge a little Cairn Terrier is surely wagging her tail with delight over a gorgeous and heartfelt cenotaph being created in her honor; one that will be unveiled at a dedication ceremony at Hollywood Forever Cemetery... Continue reading
Thanks, Vincent. :) Sanctuary of Trust is in the same general area as the statue.
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The world lost not only a legendary screen talent but an unstoppable humanitarian and all-around Hollywood goddess when Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away this week. Her family and those who knew her personally lost much more: a loving mother, grandmother,... Continue reading
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Harlow in Hollywood is here! This weekend I attended two very special events that celebrated the 100th birthday of Jean Harlow and the book, Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Captial 1928-1937, which was created and published... Continue reading
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I don't know about you, but I can find myself spending hours getting lost in time clicking from one Jean Harlow video on YouTube to the next. You can find tributes, filmclips, documentaries and other assorted materials devoted to Our... Continue reading
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Lots of people have asked me why in the world didn't Turner Classic Movies celebrate Jean Harlow's 100th birthday yesterday. The short answer? Their annual "31 Days of Oscar" festival ran from February 1 to March 3 this year. The... Continue reading
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One hundred years ago today, on March 3, 1911, little Harlean Harlow Carpenter entered this world where she would stay for only 26 short years. She made such an impact, through her film work and stories about her loveable personality... Continue reading
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The new Jean Harlow Exhibit, guest curated by Darrell Rooney, opens this Thursday (Jean's 100th Birthday) at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Back in the day, long before it was even a make-up museum, Jean often... Continue reading
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Back in the day when The Platinum Page was just getting started the only photos I had to add to the site were in black and white, just like Jean's films. Who among us didn't watch her on screen and... Continue reading
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The Platinum Page is extremely pleased to be participating in the first ever Jean Harlow Blogathon this week! Big thanks to Carley Johnson at The Kitty Packard Pictorial for bringing together a vast array writers who will be "Blogging For... Continue reading
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It's been a while since I've had anything newsworthy to share with Platinum Page readers and I'm thrilled to say that this year, which marks the Centennial of Jean Harlow's birth on March 3rd, there's a lot on tap to... Continue reading
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Hello Friends & Happy New Year! I've been offline for a while, traveling to see my family and working on various projects, but as you know the Death never takes a holiday so we have some catching up to do.... Continue reading
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"Gone But Never Forgotten" is the rallying cry coming from devoted fans of the lovely Brittany Murphy who would have turned 33 this week. They plan to remember their fallen idol on Wednesday, Nov. 10th, the actress' first birthday since... Continue reading
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Hollywood Heritage has a tradition of presenting excellent "Evening @ The Barn" programs and next week will be no exception when they present "Gravehunting with Steve" starring your friend and mine, Steve Goldstein. Steve with Betty Grable (Inglewood Park Cemetery)... Continue reading
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Michael Jackson fans who had a strong dislike for the tribute platform (dubbed The Putting Green) located just north of Holly Terrace at Forest Lawn Glendale are rejoicing over its demise this week. Photographed Sept. 17, 2010 It was taken... Continue reading
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery ~ September 20, 2010 Continue reading