On Valentine's Day 2011, Esotouric took a road trip to San Diego to attend the Cissy Chandler burial service at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego. This video is a short version of the ceremony, with a very special surprise at the end, as Sybil Anne Davis reads an unpublished poem by Raymond Chandler.
Speakers at the Cissy Chandler burial service included Loren Latker (Shamus Town website), Ann Lispcomb Hill (San Diego Historical Society), Dr. Annie Thiel-Latker, Powers Boothe reading selected bon mots by Raymond Chandler, Judith Freeman reading from "The Long Embrace" and Randal Gardner, Rector of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church of La Jolla, officient. Music by the Crown Island Jazz Band. For information on Esotouric's occasional bus tour "Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: In A Lonely Place" visit this link. For a full set of photos from the burial ceremony, click here. Photos by Chinta Cooper, video by Esotouric, all rights reserved