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Old Posted Mar 12, 2014, 9:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
GW, I'll add this photograph to your Barbara LaMarr funeral photos.

I realize now that I was confused by the various funeral parlors near the corner of Washington and Bonsallo. I knew there was Walter C. Blue from the pics of Barbara LaMarr's funeral, and then you showed us Reed Brothers next door to that. It turns out that these businesses (717 and 721 W Washington) were across the street from what is now the Iglesia Gethsemene...and which was once an operation of the Pierce Brothers--I found my old post on the other vintage celebrity funeral:

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Thelma Todd lying in state on December 19, 1935, at Pierce Brothers. The open gold casket was lined with orchid satin, and her hair was arranged in big blond curls the way she liked it, according to the LAPL
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