Monday, June 27, 2011

The house at Hayvenhurst

It is surprisingly unassuming and close to the street-- Michael's childhood home.The gates are plain and share a driveway area with a neighbor on the other side.
How is it that so much magic came from this unassuming place?
Security personnel was polite (unlike some other places) and they were tolerant of the fans who assembled to remember a skinny little kid who grew up at Hayvenhurst...

Forest Lawn

Sunday, June 26, 2011


The Grammy Awards Museum has an MJ exhibit that it almost took down just before Michael passed. Instead they added to the exhibit.

Gardner Elementary School on 6.25.11

A special program at a special school...
Gardner Elementary school took the plywood off of Michael Jackson's name and cleaned up the years of dust. The hallways are filled with pictures of Michael' many faces. In the auditorium, several speakers who knew Michael or honored him were on stage...
Majestic Magnificent
William Wegener
Tom Mesereau
Cory Feldman
Larry Nimmer
Michael King (Impersonator)
Gloria Rhoades Berlin (In Search of Neverland- Michael's Real Estate Agent)

Forest Lawn on 6.25.11

Flowers, flags and pictures

As far as the eye could see..

Saturday, June 25, 2011

This was a very touching poem at Forest Lawn:

Ah! Sweet mystery of life,
At last I’ve found thee!
Ah! I know at last
The secret of it all;

All the longing, seeking,
Striving, wasting, yearning
The burning hopes, the joy
And idle tears that fall!

For tis love, and love alone
The world is seeking
For tis love, and love alone
That can repay!

Tis the answer, tis the end
And ll of living!
For it is love alone
That rules for Aye!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Forest Lawn

Thursday was a Forest Lawn and Captain EO day.
Michael's patio at Holly Terrace was filled with sunflowers when we first arrived and the staff came in to take all of them into the crypt. A sea of sunflowers!

Cards from fans, photos, posters and love letters for Michael

The doorway to Michael's resting place.

For Michael fans- leave a note.

The Mystery of Life Sculpture at Forest Lawn.

So Michael...

There was only one way to lighten the mood...

Where to Captain?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The view from the balcony at Studio City
Nine women from all over the world have gathered here in Studio City to commemorate Michael Jackson's passing two years ago. They are from Illinois, Virginia, California, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan and United Kingdom.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame stretches for block and blocks and features celebrities from television, radio, the music industry, journalism, and the movies. Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., the Bee Gees-- you name them, they're all there.
Turn the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevard and you'll find a two story mural of Michael Jackson singing with his shirt billowing from fans. It's a nice likeness tastefully done that has no artist's name and no date. A street vendor on Hollywood Boulevard believes it was painted shortly after his death in homage to a musical icon.
Grauman's Chinese Theater is set back from the street. Handprints and footprints and autographs of those who have been Hollywood's A-list celebrities are embedded in the concrete walk. Liz Taylor once put her hands in the cement outside the theater. So did Eddie Murphy, Rock Hudson, Tom Hanks, Red Skelton, Mel Gibson and others.
Of course all that walking among the stars makes one thirsty requiring a stop at Hard Rock Cafe for appetizers and refreshments.

Hard Rock Cafe has a Fedora that they claim was "owned and operated" by Michael Jackson who traded it for a bag of MacDonalds Happy Meal toys.
Michael in three incarnations resides at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum on Hollywood Boulevard. This figure was particularly convincing-- especially the eyes.
Madame Tussaud's also has Michael's hand print in relief and Janet Jackson's is close by. This concludes the tour at Madame Tussaud's Museum

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Second Anniversary of Michael's Passing

Welcome to the Journey

June 22, 2011 at Studio City, California

There are some Inner Michael readers who are not able to be in the Los Angeles area to be able to pay homage to Michael Jackson at the second anniversary of his passing. There are hundreds of Michael admirers who have come to the area to gather for a journey to Neverland and Forest Lawn to pay respects to Michael Jackson. Because some of you are not able to be here, we thought you might like to share this journey with those who are here. Welcome and watch for updates.