Strauss' last rites and funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ernest Holmes, founder of the Institute of Religious Science. Starting in 1934 Religious Science services were held at the Wiltern Theatre to accommodate the large audiences. See history at Wiltern Theatre, Wikipedia and Religious Science, Wikipedia .

[“An engineer who frequented his purchasing office became curious about the books on philosophy and metaphysics and assorted other subjects he had around him, and asked to borrow some of them. After a while, the engineer suggested inviting a few friends to his house one evening and having Ernest talk to them.” Could the engineer have been Strauss? Probably not in 1916.]

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