Remember the feeling you got when you saw your favorite bright and glamorous Hollywood star gazing back at you? Even through the ‘throw back’ static and microscopic television screen, they still seemed like they were right there with you. Whether it was the grandfather of soul, Mr. James Brown, or Hollywood royalty Vivien Leigh, they were special and you treasured them.
Over the years, all of our Hollywood stars eventually pass away and we are left with our memories. However, have you ever wished you could see them just one more time?
You can! In the well-liked series, Funerals of the Famous volumes I-VI, you can take a behind-the-scenes look at what made your favorite stars’ final goodbyes so memorable. From the King of Pop, to Celia Cruz, Bing Crosby and even Senator Edward Kennedy, who coined the name ‘Lion of the Senate’, the set details each star’s amazing journey and unique funeral.
In the sixth volume, one chapter is dedicated to the lovely Vivien Leigh who had a quiet funeral. Her ashes were scattered on the water of the old mill pond at Tickerage, her country home. The home was immediately put up for sale and today there remains a single blue plank that reads “Vivien Leigh 1913-1967 Actress, Lived Here.”
Other stars mentioned in this Kates-Boylston Publication include Benjamin Franklin, Gerald Ford. James Brown, and Bonnie & Clyde.
If becoming reconnected to some of your fondest famous icons would be enjoyable for you, then Funerals of the Famous is your perfect non-fiction pick.
On a related note, one famous star’s funeral was swamped by 80,000+ fans. s. President Jimmy Carter (1977) called out 300 troops to help contain the crowd that showed up at Graceland to pay their respects to Elvis Presley
If you’ve got ideas about how you’d lie your final service to be, give us a call. We have many options for you to choose from.