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Westwood Memorial Chapel
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Rustan, Joe
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was found dead in her bedroom on August 5, 1962, at the age of 36. Though her death was listed as a suicide, it has since become one of the most debated conspiracy theories to date. Monroe was buried in what was known at that time as the "Cadillac of caskets". A hermetically sealing antique-silver-finished 48-ounce (heavy gauge) solid broze "masterpiece" casket lined with champagne-colored satin-silk. She was interred in a pink marble crypt at the "Corridor of Memories", #24, near the northeast corner of the park. The service was the second one held at the then-newly build chapel at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood; only 25 people were given permission to attend.
Interior view of the Westwood Memorial Chapel, within the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Photograph shows Clarence Peirce, who owns the cemetery, arranging flowers. This is the location for Marilyn Monroe's service, of which only 25 people are being allowed to attend. Photograph dated August 8, 1962.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3135
Monroe, Marilyn,--1926-1962--Death and burial
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cemeteries--California--Westwood (Los Angeles)
Chapels--California--Westwood (Los Angeles)
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Funeral decorations--California--Los Angeles
Westwood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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