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Dear photograph,My first, and long-awaited, visit to Jim Morrison’s grave was during the summer of 1986 as an exchange student. My fantastic host family indulged my request to visit Père Lachaise while on a trip to Paris from the north of France.
12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why all […]
A story of Père Lachaise Cemetery, written and performed by Paul Hemphill at the Screw Soapers Guild, 14th December 2013. — Paul Hemphill http://howlinginfinite.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/living-next-to-jim/
The pitch He wants to see the grave of Jim Morrison. She wants to find the tomb of Oscar Wilde. Their Eurostar leaves Paris in two hours. It’s the end of their first weekend away together. But will it be their last?
We list our Top 10 Iconic Gravestones from Wilde to Man Ray to Chanel. Who have we missed? http://t.co/E0cnd2rZe2 pic.twitter.com/aXIZTQ2m7I — AnOtherMagazine (@AnOtherMagazine) April 10, 2013
An interesting article, despite several inaccuracies (see footnotes). English translation below. L'HISTOIRE DU JOUR | La délinquance par amour des vedettes ou quand l'adoration mène à la profanation. http://t.co/WzxzoXfQFe — franceinfo (@franceinfo) March 18, 2013 English translation When idol worship leads to desecration Claude François’* family is going to press charges for vandalism. Located at […]
Is this Freddie Mercury's final resting place? Mystery of Queen legend's ashes could finally be solved – http://t.co/tMpqzL1dFN — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) February 25, 2013 http://www.kensalgreencemetery.com/ Update Freddie Mercury mystery: Plaque dedicated to Queen singer at cemetery goes missing http://t.co/u1v4SPhed1 — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) March 5, 2013
The backstory Croatian artist Mladen Mikulin sculpted a bust effigy of Jim Morrison for his grave in Père Lachaise cemetery. The bust was in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Jim’s death on July 3, 1981. It disappeared in 1988. Before and after SEE ALSO Rockin’ The Dead In Zagreb: The Real Story of Jim Morrison’s […]