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 Ask A Mortician

Ask A Mortician

Mortician in Los Angeles. You got death questions, we got death answers. Mortality + Culture.

THE DOLLS OF DEATH: A brief history

Be a doll, won’t you, and HELP ME PROCESS DEATH. Here’s our fantastic new merch! Thank you Patron deathlings, who make this all possible. Order the paperback version of From Here to Eternity! MY BOOKS on the funeral industry and death around the world (hardcover, ebook, or audiobook): Order in the UK: Co-Op Funeral Home in Seattle: Undertaking LA: WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND ME Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: CREDITS Mortician: Caitlin Doughty Writing & Research: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1) Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair) LEARN MORE “Valley of Dolls” “Life-Size Dolls Have Taken Over This Near-Deserted Town” “In ageing Japanese village, dolls take place of dwindling population” “A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back to Life – by Scarecrows” “Japanese woman fills village with life-size dolls to remember those who have died or moved on” “Happy Birthday, There’s a Corpse in Your Cake!” “Cabinet of Curiosities: Victorian Death Dolls” “Grief, Death, Funerals” In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying Eve Joseph. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2016.