2009 Living History Tour
Every year, WAHA selects different individuals buried at the cemetery to portray. At this year’s Living History Tour, visitors met:
• Jean Goldkette, the “Prince of Jazz,” a jazz pianist and bandleader whose orchestras included, at various times, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, and Tommy Dorsey;
• William H. Shores, the first African American employee of the Security Trust & Savings Bank, founded in 1889 (predecessor to Security Pacific Bank/Bank of America);
• Katharine Putnam Hooker and her daughter, Marion Osgood Hooker, both adventurers, artists and creative spirits who were friends of John Muir and astronomer George Ellery Hale;
• Remi Nadeau, grandson of a Los Angeles pioneer whose family once owned the land the cemetery sits upon; and
• Everett Sloan, an actor (Citizen Kane) and member of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater troupe.