WAHA presents its 17th Annual tour of the historic Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, in which costumed actors portray, at graveside, the life stories of some of the significant people buried here.
The Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, one of the city's oldest, most historically significant cemeteries, was founded in 1884, and is now home to many generations of Los Angeles' early citizens, representing every race, faith and creed. Every year, WAHA focuses on some of their life stories by presenting a Living History Tour at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, featuring actor portrayals, graveside, of some of the individuals buried at the cemetery. This year, you'll meet:
- * John Marcellus Stewart, an early California gold miner and Los Angeles pioneer nurseryman whose 1871 cottage still stands in West Adams.
- * Louise Glaum, one of the most effective Silent Film Era screen vamps and rival to Theda Bara.
- * Francis Murphy, the "American Apostle of Temperance" who campaigned against alcohol.
- * Ernest R. (Bubbles) Whitman, a radio personality, comic, emcee, and film actor (Stormy Weather, Cabin in the Sky) who also starred in the TV series Beulah.
- * Marshall Neilan, charming and madcap film director of several classic Mary Pickford blockbusters, including Daddy Long Legs.
- * Eliza Griffin Johnston, an artist, diarist, and wife of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston, who was killed in the battle of Shiloh.