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The Loved One was also a short movie directed by wrestler Mick Foley chronicling the rise to success of his character Dude Love. Mick Foley (born Michael Francis Foley on June 7, 1965 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American professional wrestler and author. ...

The Loved One (1947) is a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh about the funeral business in Los Angeles, the British expatriate community in Hollywood, and the film industry. Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Arthur Evelyn St. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...

It is still in print, with a recent edition issued in Boston by Back Bay Books in 1999 with ISBN 0316926086 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

In the novel, a young English poet, Dennis Barlow, goes to Los Angeles to visit his uncle, Sir Francis Hinsley, who works at a film studio. When he is fired by the studio, Sir Francis commits suicide, and Dennis goes to the imposing necropolis called Whispering Glades (its details clearly inspired by Forest Lawn, which mesmerized Waugh) to arrange for the funeral. While there, he meets Aimee Thanatogenos, a cosmetician, becomes obsessed with her, and competes for her attention with the sinister embalmer Mr. Joyboy. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries is an American not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates a chain of cemeteries and mortuaries in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties in Southern California. ...

The comedy is savage and macabre, as biting today as it was when it was written. It attacks the commercialisation of what would normally be considered 'sacred'. The Loved One appeared on most of the 'Hundred Best Novels of the Century' lists in 2000.

The book was adapted into a sprawling film of the same name in 1965, billed as The motion picture with something to offend everyone! Not particularly true to the book, the film features many in-joke cameos and familiar California filming locations like the Harold Lloyd estate. Christopher Isherwood worked on an early version of the screenplay and can be glimpsed as one of 'Uncle Frank's' mourners. Harold Clayton Lloyd (April 20, 1893–March 8, 1971) was an American actor and film maker, most famous for his hugely successful and influential silent film comedies. ... Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Christopher Isherwood (prior to 1946 Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood) (August 26, 1904 – January 4, 1986), Anglo-American novelist, was born in the ancestral seat of his family, Wybersley Hall, High Lane, in the north west of England. ...

The 1985 Doctor Who television serial "Revelation of the Daleks" is said by its author Eric Saward to be based on The Loved One. Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC about a mysterious time-travelling adventurer known only as The Doctor, who explores time and space with his companions, fighting evil. ... Revelation of the Daleks is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in two weekly parts from March 23 to March 30, 1985. ... Eric Saward was born in December 1944 and became a script writer and script editor for the BBC, resigning from the latter post on the TV programme Doctor Who in 1986. ...

Amazon is releasing a DVD of The Loved One on June 20, 2006. Wonderful news to those who relish the film and faced buying the rare VHS copy for $100 or so.

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