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    John Carradine Funeral Program. "I am a Ham!" John Carradine would proudly proclaim, and audiences loved it. Passionately devoted to Shakespeare, Carradine could (and did) play in anything - from John Ford classics such as Stagecoach and The Grapes of Wrath to the Universal monster rallies (as a very stylish Count Dracula) to such late-in-life drek as Vampire Hookers. How did Carradine really die? Did he actually collapse (as reported) after climbing the 300-plus tower steps of the Duomo Cathedral in Milan? Or did he die (as some have confided) from malnutrition? Stories vary as we offer the program from Carradine's funeral, held December 2, 1988 at the St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Hollywood. The four-page program features a religious art cover, contains a picture of Carradine on page two, has a listing of the prayers and hymns (the recessional was Onward Christian Soldiers,) provides an invitation from family and friends to a patio reception after the service and notes that memorial gifts have been designated for the Motion Picture Country Home. The back of the program features a profound poem about Death by Thomas Wolfe, whose work Carradine enjoyed and read in his one-man shows. The number "31%" has been penciled and circled at the bottom of page three, presumably for a reproduction of part of this program in a book. A moving memorial memento for one of the greatest Hollywood character actors of all time.

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