This week Metroblogging Los Angeles will count down twenty-five of the most notable, influential, and otherwise greatest individuals who have left their mark on the City of Angels before passing on to another plane of existence.
The list was chosen in a most unscientific group blog fashion that goes from controversial personal picks to a judiciously chosen handful of selections. While some of the Dead Angelenos who you’ll read about may seem like unconventional choices, they represent a broad interpretation of what makes one great. Especially with a project like this, there will be individuals excluded, not due to any other factor than the sheer subjectiveness of the editorial process (which, if you know the Metroblogging principal, essentially means no editorial process at all).
That said, I’ll let the selections speak for themselves, and, at the conclusion of the project, encourage other bloggers or commenters to make the case for other deceased Angelenos who should have made the list.
In the meantime, keep checking back here at blogging.la as we unveil five of L.A. Greatest Dead Angelenos every day, through Friday.
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Monday, October 15
#25: Father Juan Crespi
#24: Howard Hawks
#23: Karen Carpenter
#22: Darby Crash
#21: River Phoenix
Tuesday, October 16
#20: Busby Berkeley
#19: M.F.K. Fisher
#18: Anais Nin
#17: Philip K Dick
#16: Walter E. Disney
…photo by Chotda, used under Creative Commons…