Tag Archives: Westwood Village Memorial Park

Your first guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles

Forever L.A: A Field Guide To Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents by Douglas Keister My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the best guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles yet. Jammed with Douglas Keister’s beautiful color … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cemetery of the Week #82: Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

aka Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery 1218 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, California 90024 Telephone: (310) 474-1579 Founded: 1905 Size: 2.5 acres Number of interments: 1000? Open: 8 a.m. to dusk. Office closes at 5 p.m. The first burials in the graveyard … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery of the Week, Famous person's grave | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Autumn People

My birthday is kind of a holy day for me. I try to take it off, spend it in a graveyard if at all possible. I’ve celebrated my birthday in Pere Lachaise, in the Bone Chapel of Kutna Hora, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery essay | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments