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Permanent Californians: An Illustrated Guide To The Cemeteries Of California

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Published June 1989 by Chelsea Green Pub Co
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Julie Davis
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I think I remember reading this long ago from our library, which no longer has a copy. Maybe I'm the only one who ever read it. At any rate, I love the Permanent Parisians and Permanent Londoners books. With a trip looming soon to take Rose to L.A., this seems a natural thing to pull from my "to read" shelf.

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Interestingly, still reading the Los Angeles cemetery part of the book, I am finding it profoundly depressing. Much more so than the other "Permanent" guides I've read? Why? Because it
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Loren
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
From Fatty Arbuckle to Daryl Zanuck, many of the legends of Hollywood can be found between these covers. The rough maps guide you to the cemeteries of the stars, but once inside, directions can be a bit vague. (This is true of all the "Permanent Citizens" series, which were published before the advent of GPS.) Leave yourself lots of time to wander.

Unlike most of the other books in this series, this one doesn't limit itself to a single city -- which is, perhaps, much of its trouble. Permanent Cal
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Jennifer
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this back in the early 90's. It's now a seriously dated book, and it was always incomplete (they left a lot of famous graves out) and not always reliable (some of the biographies contain incorrect info).

Anyone interested in exploring California cemeteries would be MUCH better served by an Internet search.

I'm giving it 3 stars for the personal nostalgia factor. And it is an interesting read, though flawed.
Teresa
Apr 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Found this walking through the stacks, interesting. Never thought anyone wrote a book on the cemeteries around LA or San Francisco.
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