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Hi Lisa! Thank you again for your incredible work!
I'm glad to know her tomb is accessible. May she rest in peace at Michael's side, happy together in heaven.
Much L.O.V.E.

Yes, a great article.

Thanks Lisa for the (as always) excellent update about Ms. Taylor.


As always, you have written so beautifully, and with such care and respect. I'm sure Ms. Taylor would have been delighted with your article. Well done.

I think her final resting place is the perfect place for her. She truly was an angel -- so beautiful inside and out. The vision in my mind of her in that spot is breathtaking and one of the most remarkable resting places I can imagine. Thank you, Lisa, for this wonderful article. Warmly, Rosemary

Love the post! So glad it looks like she will not be locked up.


Fantastic article Lisa! I was hoping you would write about Elizabeth Taylor and give us your keen insights. So happy that you did:) Thank you and I miss your blogging:(

Would you answer a question for me? Have you decided on your final wishes for burial or cremation and have you chosen your spot for your final resting place? I haven't yet but I want to find somewhere that is very special and meaningful to me. It is important to me to find the perfect place just as Elizabeth Taylor did for herself.

Beautifully written, Lisa. And it's good to know that Dame Elizabeth will be there to welcome us into the GM (after the Dolly Sisters). Any living gatekeepers don't count!

I knew I could count on you for the story! hugs, Jim Davis

Thank you, Lisa, for a beautifully touching and heartwarming tribute to a wonderful, endlessly-fascinating woman.

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By Lisa Burks

  • Exploring History From The Ground Up!

    I enjoy spending time exploring cemeteries, reading and photographing headstones of celebrities and civilians alike, and learning about the lives and deaths of these so-called "permanent residents" of the graveyards and mausoleums. This blog chronicles those experiences.


    I am a proud member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits!

    May 2, 2009

    In addition to this blog, some of my older material is archived at Buried Treasures at LisaBurks.com

    One of the cemeteries I'm most interested in these days is Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. I wrote about its legal problems for the LA Daily News' community hub, ValleyNews.com from August 2006 to December 2008, when Valley News ceased operations. In response to reader requests to have one central source of information, I created and continue to maintain Grand View Memorial Park (dot) Info.

    "We've gotten a front-row seat to all the twists and turns taking place at the beleaguered cemetery, Grand View Memorial Park, from an intrepid citizen journalist named Lisa Burks." ~ Jason Kandel, ValleyNews.com Editor, 12/28/2006