cinemafan2 (cinemafan2) wrote in carole_and_co,

Near Neighbors

As many know Elizabeth Taylor was entombed in the Great Mausoleum in Forest Lawn in Glendale, California last Thursday.  What you might not know is that her final resting place is at the end of the entrance corridor leading to the hall where the stained glass window depicting the Last Supper is located. This is in a public area that is very near both the final resting places of Russ Columbo as well as those of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable.

The entrance to the Great Mausoleum (left) and (right) on the day of Elizabeth Taylor's funeral, March 24, 2011.

Elizabeth Taylor is entombed beneath a large marble sculpture of an angel entitled In Memoria that was created 70 years ago by Italian sculptor Ermenegildo Luppi out of imported marble.


The floral tribute shown here includes the gardenias, violets and orchids that covered Elizabeth Taylor's casket during her funeral service on March 24, 2011.


Looking toward the Last Supper Window.  The Sanctury of Vespers is on the left, while the Sanctuary of Trust is to the right.

                                                              The Last Supper.

A full-sized copy of Michelangelo's Pieta.  Pope John Paul II knelt and prayed here during his visit to Forest Lawn in 1976 when he was still the Archbishop of Krakow.  The statue is located right outside the Sanctuary of Vespers.

                                                       The Sanctuary of Vespers.
                                                           The Sanctuary of Trust.

May they all rest in peace.


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