UPDATED MARCH 14TH, 2006
January 6, 2006 - This is a sad month. Not only because this is the month Edna Purviance passed away (January 13th, 1958), but her current resting place is in trouble.
When Edna Purviance died, she was arranged to be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In fact, everything was done there and she is officially on the Dead Certificate as being interred at Forest Lawn. But Edna's sister, Myrtle, made a change after the papers were signed and moved Edna to Grand View. It appeared to be not needed, but was a cost saving move on Myrtle's part, but one that is haunting Edna now.
The Grand View Cemetery in Glendale, California is under investigation of many violations of California State Laws. Compliants and a lawsuit have been filed and on December 29th, 2005, Grand View Cemetery had locked their gates, due to "insurance restrictions". On January 4th, 2006, the gates were reopened, but people are not fully at ease with the management. On January 19th, 2006, a hearing is scheduled.
Many stars are buried at this cemetery, including silent star Harry Langdon, Leo White and actor Chill Wills. Hopefully, this will be resolved, and family and friends will see the return of this historical cemetery to its former glory.
A special thanks to Edna fan, Mark McKenzie, for information. A follow up report on Edna's site to come...
January 20th - no new reports as the the afternoon of January 20th... Hearing was set for January 19th.
January 28 - no new reports at this time.
UPDATE - March 27th: Next court date has been listed for April 20th. The current managers have been ordered off the grounds and appears they will not be re-instated.
Update April 21 - No new reports, yet...