Hello, again, dear BLA Subscribers:
In this first update since to horrific events of September 11, I hope to bring some small ray of sunshine by doing what our leaders have implored us all to do, getting back to our normal lives and routines as much as possible.
What more can be said of this tragedy? I am sure that you have read countless people's opinions and seen enormous amounts of e-mail pontificating on our changed world. This letter is not that. This is just me, doing what I do, bringing you a little humor, a little photography from my little hobby that so many of you either share or simply enjoy. So, let's get to it, shall we?
Last week, the world lost legendary producer-director Freddie DeCordova, best known as the producer of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, and as the director of 'Bedtime for Bonzo,' in which Ronald Reagan co-starred with a chimpanzee. DeCordova was laid to rest at Holy Cross in Culver City, and although I work across the street, I have not yet located his final resting place. So, until I find that, I bring you his final parking space, courtesy of my friend, Shelley Herman. Check it out. You'll smile.
Also, with this update, I bring you, as promised, silent film star Mae Marsh, and some of her Pacific Crest neighbors, including One Hip Mom, one Soap Opera Fan (or is she simply a devoted mother? You decide), the Payments and the Jury.
Also, we have added Jack Lemmon, who now occupies the former crypt of Peter Lawford in Westwood, Billy Barty (who always thought big), David Dukes, and Les Brown, of his Band of Renown.
Altogether, there are 20 new pictures to see since your last visit. As always, the What's New Page will guide you to all the latest.
I wish you all Peace.
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