"Hollywood Forever Cemetery" Top 5 Page for this destination Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tip by Erin74

  The grave of Norma Talmadge
by Erin74

Yes, I'm putting a cemetery on my list.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place of a number of Hollywood notables, including Rudolph Valentino, Norma Talmadge, Mel Blanc, gangster Bugsy Siegel and Douglas Fairbanks. This is a huge cemetery, with two indoor mausoleums and tons of outdoor graves. You will need a map of the grounds, which you can pick up as you enter the cemetery.

The cemetery was established in 1899 and is filled with tall, old-fashioned headstones and a few unusual ones shaped like obelisks or rocket ships. The cemetery has been used as a location for many Hollywood movies (you may recognize it from the graveyard scene in "L.A. Story"). You can also see the Hollywood sign from the grounds.

Obviously, this isn't a must-see for everyone, but it I think it's an interesting landmark here in L.A.

Address: 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard; Hollywood, CA
Phone: (323) 469-1181

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  • Written Dec 30, 2003
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