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Hollywood Forever Cemetery is at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywoodmarkerdistrict of Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker. It is adjacent to the north wall, or back, of Paramount Studios, who, with RKO Studios, bought by 1920. The Beth Olam Cemetery in the southwestern section of the cemetery is for Jews.

History

The cemetery was founded in 1899 on as Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery. By the latter part of the 20th century it had become run down. Allegations of financial mismanagement caused the State of California to forbid the sale of plots. On the verge of closure in a bankruptcy proceeding, Tyler Cassity of Forever Enterprises purchased the now property in 1998 for $375,000. They renamed it "Hollywood Forever," and restored and refurbished it.

The cemetery is active. The longtime ban on the sale of plots was rescinded when the Forever Network restored the cemetery, and space for more graves remains.

Tours

Motion picture historian Karie Bible leads a walking tour through the cemetery. Bible is the current "Lady In Black," carrying on the tradition of the mysterious woman who put a rose on Rudolph Valentino's grave every year.

In Popular Culture

Hollywood Forever Cemetery abuts Paramount Studios on its south end.
During the summer, movies are screened at the cemetery. Hundreds of people come armed with beach chairs and picnics to view films projected onto the side of one of the buildings.

There is a documentary about Hollywood Forever Cemetery called The Young and the Dead.Among those interred or entombed in the cemetery are a number of important personalities, famous persons, including men and women from the entertainment industry, important people in the history of Los Angelesmarker, and their relatives.

The television series 90210 featured the cemetery in the episode "Hollywood Forever".

Partial list of people buried

Use the following alphabetical links to find someone:

A



B

Mel Blanc's tombstone


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D



E



F

Tomb of Douglas Fairbanks


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H



I

J



K



L

Peter Lorre's crypt


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N



O



Burial site of Tyrone Power

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Q

  • Christopher Quinn (1938-1941), child of actor Anthony Quinn who died in a drowning accident


R

Cenotaph for Johnny Ramone


S

Bugsy Siegel's Crypt


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U



V

Rudolph Valentino's crypt


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Z



See also



References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90210_(season_1)


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