Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

Aug

23

2016

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Rudolph Valentino Died 90 Years Ago Today (So the Woman in Black Returned)

As they have done for 89 years since, Rudolph Valentino's fans gathered at 12:10 pm in the mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to pay tribute—songs, praise, sermons about the eternal life of fame.

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Aug

23

2016

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What Will Become of the Home Where Walt Disney Lived When He Was a Loser?

Dreams do come true, and sometimes wilder than anyone could have imagined them, but sometimes they have to lay dormant—or get left behind, or rot, or even be given to someone else—for a long time before they can.

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Sep

3

2014

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Hollywood studios should be National Historic Landmarks

Americans know where the Star-Spangled Banner was written (Baltimore harbor) and where Lincoln was shot (Ford’s Theatre). But where on this planet did the Wicked Witch of the West melt or Bogie say, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” The Alamo happened at the Alamo, but where did Darth Vader say, “Luke, I am your father.”? It happened somewhere.

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May

6

2013

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Mystery solved! The grave smiley Samaritan steps forward

It seems the mystery of "Who's leaving smiley faces beside celebrity graves" has been solved, and the answer is rather beautiful in its guilelessness:

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Jul

17

2012

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Who’s leaving smiley faces beside celebrity graves?

Tweet I swear it’s not me. Someone else is leaving water-smoothed rocks with painted-on smiley faces by the eternal resting spots of the stars of yesteryear. I’m just the first person to notice. I keep running across them in Los Angeles. These are from Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Forest Lawn Memorial Park […]

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Feb

3

2012

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A ride on L.A.’s Angels Flight [WATCH]

An as-if-you-are-there video, without commentary or too many cuts, of a ride on the historic Angels Flight Railway in Los Angeles.

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Aug

18

2010

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How to see Los Angeles without a car: Use the subway

Tweet This one was fun, and it had me getting paid to eat maple-glazed bacon donuts at the Nickel Diner. Not recorded: Me getting kicked out of the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre for having a video camera. I felt like a 60 Minutes correspondent, only without the muckraking. The original post on WalletPop explains […]

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