Tag Archives: Hollywood Forever

Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever

Cemetery of the Week #5 — Hollywood Forever — is hosting its 12th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration today from noon to midnight. The heart of the festivities is represented by the altars to the beloved dead, which compete … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

At her death in 1952, Hattie McDaniel’s last wish had been to be buried at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery. She belonged amidst the glittering stars of Hollywood, alongside Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and Tyrone Power. After all, she had been the … Continue reading

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Cemeteries in the Summer

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a lush, green cemetery in the summertime.  Flowers blooming, birds singing, soft breezes at play, and beautiful statuary:  what could be more relaxing? I’ve listed my favorites below, but I’m hoping you’ll also … Continue reading

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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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