Tag Archives: Forest Lawn

One of the best field guides to dead folk

Stairway to Heaven: The Final Resting Places of Rock’s Legends by J.D. Reed My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yet another beautifully illustrated collection of photos of famous people’s graves, this one focuses on predominantly American musicians of the late … Continue reading

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Another guide to the graves of the famous

Dead Ends: An Irreverent Field Guide to the Graves of the Famous by David Cross My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is a great idea, though poorly executed. The concept of this book came to the authors when they … Continue reading

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Cemeteries, Paparazzi Style

Laid to Rest in California: A Guide to the Cemeteries and Grave Sites of the Rich and Famous by Patricia Brooks My rating: 3 of 5 stars From the very first page, the breezy tone of this book put me … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #14: the Original Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn Memorial Park 1712 S. Glendale Avenue Glendale, California 91205 Telephone: (800) 204-3131 Originally opened:  1906 Size: 300 acres Number of interments: More than 250,000 people, according to Wikipedia Open: Daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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The ultimate cemetery travel inspiration

The Cemetery Book: Graveyards, Catacombs and Other Travel Haunts Around the World by Tom Weil My rating: 5 of 5 stars Have a friend who likes to travel? This is the ultimate guidebook for people who love cemeteries. Travel writer … Continue reading

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