itsgemmathings  asked:

what music was played at Sharon's funeral service?

A very good question, to which I don’t have an answer.  I can tell you that Sharon’s funeral service was held at the Chapel of the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City CA.  I believe that there is video footage that shows an organ was being played, but what was played I don’t know.  Probably hymns.

This video by George Vreeland Hill is a tour of the chapel in which her funeral took place and it also shows her family burial plot.  Sharon and her son, Paul Richard, were buried together in an eternal embrace.  The ashes of her mother Doris, and sister Patricia, have been buried in the same plot.

There is more information available at this link to an online memorial…


If you want to say “Hey” to a suffragette tonight

Bronx, NY: Woodlawn Cemetery: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, Mary Garrett Hay, and Alva Vanderbilt Belmont.  They ask you put your stickers on the posters, not the graves.  Posters will stay up through Sunday.

Rochester, NY: Mount Hope Cemetery: Susan B. Anthony.  Open until 9pm.

Fayetteville, NY: Fayetteville Cemetery: Matilda Gage

Cinnaminson, NJ: Westfield Friends Burial Ground: Alice Paul

Philadelphia, PA: Fairhill Burial Ground: Lucretia Mott

Chicago, IL: Oakwoods Cemetery: Ida B. Wells

Battle Creek, MI: Oak Hills Cemetery Crematorium: Sojourner Truth

Buffalo, NY: Forest Lawn Cemetery: Shirley Chisholm.  (Not a suffragette, but worth visiting today for her historic run for the presidency) 

Washington, DC: Congressional Cemetery: Belva Lockwood

Brooklyn, NY: Holy Cross Cemetery: Lucy Burns

Lewis, NY: Lewis Cemetery: Inez Milholland

Boston, MA: Forest Hill Cemetery: Lucy Stone

Council Bluffs, IA: Fairview Cemetery: Amelia Bloomer

Madison: WI: Forest Hill Cemetery: Belle Case La Follette 

Argonia, KS: Argonia Cemetery: Susanna Salter

Mount Pleasant, IA: Forest Home Cemetery: Arabella Mansfield

Cold Spring Harbor, NY: St John’s Churchyard: Rosalie Jones

St. Louis, MO: Bellefontaine Cemetery: Christine Orrick Fordyce, Virginia L Minor and Phoebe Wilson Couzins

Norwalk, CT: Riverside Cemetery: Helena Hill Weed and Elsie Hill Levitt

Bozeman, MT: Sunset Hills: Mary Long-Alderson

Missoula MT: Missoula Cemetery: Jeannette Rankin

Niota, TN: Niolta Cemetery: Febb Ensminger Burn

Cornish City, NH: Chase Cemetery: Juliet Barrett Rublee

Jacksonville, FL: Evergreen Cemetery: Grace Wilbur Trout

Westbury, NY: Cemetery of the Holy Rood: “Unsinkable” Molly Brown

Cleveland Heights, OH: Lake View Cemetery: Belle Sherwin

Craftsbury, VT: Craftsbury Common Cemetery: Caroline Burnham Kilgore

Hazelhurst, MS: Shelton Cemetery: Burnita Shelton Matthews

Albuquerque, NM: Fairview Memorial Park: Ruth Hanna McCormick

List is being updated with new names and locations as they are found.

Visiting Sharon Tate’s grave, Sunday, September 29th, 2013. It was a warm afternoon, quiet; it was a surprise to find it without any flowers or mementos I see around the likes of other famous graves, like Marilyn’s or Tyrone Powers.. No Sharon Tate, along with her unborn baby Paul,her sister Patricia, and her mother Gladys were together, quiet and by themselves, and I was glad to find them.
The top left picture is me, after saying a few words of thanks and hellos, the right picture is me lightly touching the marker and feeling the warmth from the sun across her name, and the bottom one is a curious pic my camera must have taken without me knowing it, but clearly capturing her name..

With so much love and respect to the memory and legacy of the incredible Sharon Tate..You are so loved, and never ever forgotten.


#ClassicMovies & More - Bloggers visit #HolyCrossCemetery to see the final resting places of their favorite classic movie stars… Rita Hayworth, Ann Miller, John Ford, Bela Lugosi and others…

Laura & Doug, Kellee Pratt Aurora Desmond & of course Classic Movie Hub…