Category: Ps – Grave Sites

Ps – Grave Sites

“Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God”

Grave Sites – Changing Of The Guard

The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
July 2, 1937 – Present
Arlington National Cemetery

Tomb of the Unknown Solider-Guard calls out crowd

This is part of the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in DC. Toward the end, the crowd starts to get loud and the Sentinel calls them out

“The Best Is Yet To Come”

Grave Sites – Frank Sinatra – Bio

Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra
Born December 12, 1915 – Died May 14, 1998
American Singer and Actor

Grave Sites – Frank Sinatra – Grave Site

Sinatra began to show signs of dementia in his last years and after a heart attack in February 1997, he made no further public appearances. After suffering another heart attack, he died at 10:50 pm on May 14, 1998 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with his wife Barbara by his side. He was 82 years old.

The next night the lights on the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed for 10 minutes in his honor.

President Bill Clinton, as an amateur saxophonist and musician, led the world’s tributes to Sinatra, saying that after meeting and getting to know the singer as President, he had “come to appreciate on a personal level what millions of people had appreciated from afar.”

Elton John stated that Sinatra, “was simply the best – no one else even comes close.”

Grave Sites – Frank Sinatra – Rat Pack

The Rat Pack was a group of actors originally centered on Humphrey Bogart.

In the mid-1960s it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later variation of the group, after Bogart’s death, that called itself “the summit” or “the clan,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and finally, Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and in films in the early-1960s, including the movie Ocean’s 11.

Sinatra, Martin and Davis were regarded as the group’s lead members.

“And alien tears will fill for him
Pity’s long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn.”

Grave Sites – Oscar Wilde – Bio

Oscar Wilde
Irish Writer and Poet
Born October 16, 1854 – Died November 30, 1900

Grave Sites – Oscar Wilde – Grave

Oscar Wilde is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery, the largest cemetery within the city of Paris.

Many famous individuals are interred there, including Jim Morrison.

Grave Sites – Oscar Wilde – Kisses

On the tomb of perhaps one of the greatest writers of pithy one-liners – or epigrams if we’re going to get technical – are hundreds of lipstick-stained kisses that wallpaper Oscar Wilde’s gravesite.

On any given day, you may see a tourist apply a fresh coat of cherry red lipstick, pucker up, and plant a long, steady, open mouthed kiss on the Irish poet and playwright’s headstone.

Along with a visit to Jim Morrison’s grave, kissing Oscar has become a tourist ritual at the Père Lachaise cemetery.

Ps – Grave Sites – Oscar Wilde – Epitaph

The epitaph on his grave, posted above, is a verse from The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

“The Ballad of Reading Gaol” is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval or in Dieppe, France, after his release from the prison, Reading Gaol, on or about May 19, 1897.

Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading and sentenced to two years’ hard labour in prison.

During his imprisonment, on Saturday 7 July 1896, a hanging took place. Charles Thomas Wooldridge had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. He was convicted of cutting the throat of his wife, Laura Ellen.

Charles Thomas Wooldridge was only aged 30 when executed, and this had a profound effect on Wilde.

… For his mourners will be outcast men …

… And outcasts always mourn …

“That’s All Folks!”

Grave Sites – Mel Blanc – Bio

Mel Blanc
Born May 30, 1908 – Died July 10, 1989
American Voice Actor, Comedian

Grave Sites – Mel Blanc – Note

Having earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry.

Grave Sites – Mel Blanc – Grave

Blanc died on July 10, 1989 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California of heart disease and emphysema. He was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. Blanc’s will stated his desire to have the inscription on his gravestone read, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS.”

Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the “Golden Age of American animation” (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as the voice of such well-known characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Woody Woodpecker, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, Heathcliff, Speedy Gonzales, and hundreds of others.