Monday, October 28, 2019

Forest Hill

 Forest Hill Cemetery is located at 71st and Troost.  Established in 1888, the land is notable for the location of another Civil War Battle Field as the Confederate troops fled south from Westport.

                                              Hyperblogal has family here in several locations.

 Many famous Kansas City residents  are buried here including Satchel Paige, below. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

An Elmwood Fall

Elmwood Cemetery is 147 years old.  It has 34,440 burials and is nicely kept.  Mayors, Madams and                  an Abraham Lincoln "girlfriend" reside here.  It's lovely in the Fall...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Movie Night At The Elmwood

KCFilmFest International and Elmwood Cemetery Society held the first ever movie night at the 147-year-old cemetery last night ( Oct 19, 2019 ).   Drinks and food in Armour Chapel before along with a guided tour of famous graves. Yours truly along with Brad Finch ( my personal guide to all things macabre ) attended.   Then, at 7pm, a short film by Anthony Ladesich was shown and then the main attraction. FRANKENSTEIN with Boris Karloff.   Perfect setting for showing the classic film.  There was even an owl hooting throughout the movie. There is a brief video below.

                                           Brad photographing the Jacob Loose Mausoleum
Above and below the interior of the Armour Chapel... still used for weddings and funerals. 

There were 33,440 people there, 100 of whom watched the movie. 

                                         Click on the below video to see the opening credits.