The Eccentric Belle of Cypress Lawn

If a lady ever deserved to be called “hot,” it was “Firebelle Lil.”

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The Accidental Philanthropist

  Imagine this. Your father is one of the wealthiest men in America. You’re twenty-five and madly in love. Said father says: “She’s only interested in my money, not you. Anyone who wants to marry you is really gold digging my fortune. If you ever are stupid enough to get married, I will disown you!” […]

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Cypress Lawn Crossword Puzzle

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. ~ Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist

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Earth Angel

    There are no fifty acres in the world more angelic than the East side of Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. What is even more remarkable is that with few exceptions, we do not know exactly who executed these handcrafted stone masterpieces. They were commissioned from local monument makers and produced by anonymous, mostly Italian […]

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Babylon At Cypress Lawn

Beach Blanket Babylon has been running continuously to sold-out audiences in San Francisco since June 1974. That earns it the distinction of the longest running musical revue in theatre history. The San Francisco Chronicle described the show’s roots as a combination of “Vegas lounge acts, the Follies Bergere, God Rush-era extravaganzas, English music halls, a […]

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Celebration of Bacchus: The Signorello Memorial

There are many winemakers at rest at Cypress Lawn, but only one revels in the legendary glory of the grape.

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Cypress Lawn Blog: The Great Pyramid Of Wisdom At Cypress Lawn

      Many have gazed with wonderment at the Whittell monument in Cypress Lawn. Six feet square at the base and equal in height, it is a miniature of Egyptian pyramids. On it sloping surfaces, Hugh Whittell had chiseled a poetic (and likely embellished) history of his travels on one side and his philosophy […]

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CYPRESS LAWN BLOG: His Master’s Voice: Pet Memorials

Memorials for pets are at least as poignant and sentimental as those for humans, which we will soon see. But first, many want to know if your pet can be buried with you. The answer depends on what state you are in and on the meaning of “with.” Most states either have laws specifically prohibiting […]

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Who Are The Three Most Important People Buried At Cypress Lawn? Pick From This List

  This is, of course, a subjective question. What is important? Do we mean the best known? The richest? The most talented? The one who had the largest acclaim during his/her lifetime? The one that did the greatest “good” for humanity? The most influential? And how do you measure influence? I have compiled a diverse […]

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