Edna Purviance's bio

Currently working on Edna Purviance's family biography. Draft is done. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Update on Grand View

Update: May 24, 2008 - See below or this Grand View link. Note: some of the stories these are linked to are now offline...

The latest on Grand View is not good news. The 'Beleaguered Cemetery closed its Gate', says the June 14th, 2006 Glendale News Press.

On June 17th, 2006, the Glendale News Press reports 'Grave sites untouchable for now'. 'Troubled memorial park will remain closed and locked by order of the state for foreseeable future.'

I visited Grand View on my recent trip to Hollywood. I got there very late, so didn't have a great deal of time. But the thing I remember most, was returning to the door I entered one of the buildings and someone had closed it. When I grabbed the door knob to open the door, it fell off in my hand.

Seeing the gate was locked, I decided I better leave. Because I was so late in getting there, I didn't find Edna's space, but will try again on the return trip this year. Just hope the gates are open by that time...

Search Edna's Place for more stories on Grand View. Also, check Lisa's latest stories on Grand View. See here link to the right.

Update April 22, 2007
- I have many different posts about Grand View. You can find many of them by typing in GRAND VIEW in the Blogger Search feature for Edna's Place on the top left hand side of this site.

Update May 24:
Grand View will be open for four hours (noon to 4PM) Sunday, May 25, 2008. More at this link.

2 comments:

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I have sent a photograph of the place where Edna sleeps to your email address.
Are there any photos of her in her declining years?
All the best,
Tom Degan

Edna's Place said...

When ill, very few...