Carl Tanzler's Corpse Bride

Carl Tanzler outside his building on Flagler Avenue, circa 1940. By DeWolfe and Wood Collection in the Otto Hirzel Scrapbook, Florida Keys Public Libraries, licensed under CC BY 2.0 license

Carl Tanzler loved a woman, and his love for her continued long after her death. But whether she loved him back is a matter of dispute. Just the same, he removed her from her tomb so she could 'live' with him.

Here is the unfunded Kickstarter to make a biographical film about Tanzler using puppets that we spoke about at the end of the show:

Holly's Research:

  • Von Cosel, Carl. “The Trial Bay Organ.” Rosicrucian Digest. April 1939. Accessed online:
  • Guerra, Jessica. “Morbid Monday: The Macabre Romance of a Man and a Mummy.” Atlas Obscura. Oct. 27, 2014.
  • Von Cosel, Carl and David L. Sloan. “The Lost Diary of Count Von Cosel.” Phantom Press. 2012.

Topics in this Podcast: grave robbing, U.S. history, 20th century, ghosts, Halloween episodes