Grave marker for Katherine Grant
$815 of $800 goal
Katherine passed away on April 2, 1937 in a San Bernardino, California hospital. Her cause of death was listed as pulmonary thrombosis, but was most likely exacerbated by a nervous breakdown she experienced after she was hit by a car a few years prior. She was only 32 years old. She was buried in an unmarked grave in Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles.
I am hoping that silent film fans from near and far will help donate so that we can make sure that Katherine Grant and her contributions to silent films are not forgotten. By donating, you will be helping to ensure that her memory will live on almost 80 years after her death.
Enormous thanks need to be extended to Katherine's great niece, Kelly Flick, for getting on board and granting permission for us to purchase a headstone. I would also like to thank Tom Suhs because without him, this venture would not have begun so soon.
To read a short biography about Katherine Grant, please visit the link here.
To view some of Katherine's available film shorts on Youtube, follow the links below:
What's the World Coming To? (1926)
His Wooden Wedding (1925)
Isn't Life Terrible? (1925)
What Price Goofy? (1925)
Should Husbands Be Watched? (1925)
Frozen Hearts (1923)
Roughest Africa (1923)
A Man About Town (1923)
Oranges and Lemons (1923)
Gas and Air (1923)
Kill or Cure (1923)
Collars and Cuffs (1923)
Pick and Shovel (1923)
Under Two Jags (1923)
White Wings (1923)
The Noon Whistle (1923)
The Cobbler (1923)
I am also wanting to do some kind of unveiling ceremony or gathering of some sort when the stone is actually put in place, but I am not sure who all is local and would be able to attend. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
What do you guys think?
Because of the nature of the campaign I will be the one withdrawing the funds. It will go into my account and I will issue a check to the memorial makers and the cemetery for the making and the laying of the headstone. The funds being asked for will go to the actual making of the headstone as well as the fees the cemetery has for placing the headstone.
I wanted to make sure this is clear for everyone. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I cannot thank you all enough for contributing and I hope that soon we can get a proper marker for Katherine Grant.
I donated on behalf of my daughter as part of her 16th birthday present. She has an intense interest in silent film. When she learned she could help pay for Katherine's headstone, she wanted to help out immeadiately. We both hope Katherine receives the headstone she deserves.
Would love to see a headstone for Drew Barrymore's relative Helene Costello as well: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5898800.