Dearly Departed: A Personal View of Celebrity Funerals

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AuthorHouse, Jun 8, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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            Ever Since Buddy Galon was four years old, he has had a curious fascination with that ritual of death, the funeral.  The funeral march, the casket, the music, the flowers, the eulogy, the dress and behavior of the mourners all came together to illuminate the life of the deceased individual.  In the Introduction the writer reveals how funerals influenced the stages of his own life.

            In this selection of forty-four funeral vignettes, the author presents his own personal views of the funerals and the lives that preceded the services.  In both, the line between comedy and tragedy often appears blurred.

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About the author (2005)

The author divides his life between residences in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, California, and Palm Beach, Florida.  While a graduate student at UCLA, Buddy Galon became known as a top society entertainer and a Hollywood gossip columnist for newspapers.  Later he distinguished himself as a director for children on stage, television, and in motion pictures.

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