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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone Number: 323-469-1181
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other...
Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
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Considering where it is and the Hollywood mystique, I liked it! I didn't know about the Toto memorial. Mikey Rooney tomb was moving. Lots of Jewish plots and HUGE memorials... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Considering where it is and the Hollywood mystique, I liked it! I didn't know about the Toto memorial. Mikey Rooney tomb was moving. Lots of Jewish plots and HUGE memorials! !!!!!! Peacocks all around. Free entrance.

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place was suggested after the Paramount Studios Tour. It’s situated just behind Paramount. It’s not too big, but big enough, with peacocks roaming the grounds ! There is a memorial to Hattie McDaniel and one for Toto ! Celeb graves include Art Pepper, Jayne Mansfield, Mel Blanc, Mickey Rooney & Cecile B De Mille. They have maps available to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The grounds are beautiful. Peacocks strolling about the property are beautiful. It's just too large to take in if you only want to be there an hour or two. Spend the $5 on the map, it does help but I still had trouble finding people.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Whilst my wife and I are huge Ramones fans and always visit the resting places of Johnny and Dee Dee, I would stress that the cemetry offers hot sunshine and cool stone, reverence and respect ... always a place for reflection and prayer, not a 'tourist attraction'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a beautiful cemetery that pays respectful homage to the dead. It's also the final home to many old Hollywood stars. As someone from the Midwest, I was expecting something a bit different, a bit more like the rural cemeteries of the Midwest and other areas of the country. But I should have known it would be it's own... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a brief visit here on our trip to Los Angeles. The office was very helpful when I enquired about how to find a grave - was it a relative or a famous person? I was given a map and found my relatives with no problem. Beautifully kept grounds with tall palm trees. We were able to drive right... More 

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Danville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We loved visiting here so much we could plan another trip. I was so touched to see the Hattie McDaniel and Toto memorials, just steps away from the Johnny Ramone memorial. It's a great location, just a few blocks from Paramount Studios.

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Paradise
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a fascinating cemetery. There are plenty of famous people there, but equalling interesting are the headstones of the non-famous people, or the people who clearly wanted to be famous. This place is a reminder of when cemeteries were beautiful parks, not just a place for the dead. It is good for at least an hour's visit.

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new jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you are interested in the history or familiar with the golden glamour days of Hollywood and some of the great actors, directors, etc., this place is worth a visit for a few hours. Two fascinating and scandalous women - Hearst's mistress - actress Marian Davis and Lady Sylvia Ashley; Virginia Rappe (Fatty Arbuckle scandal); Douglas Fairbanks (Sr. & Jr.),... More 

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Deerfield Beach, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was so excited to visit this place having gone to many cemeteries in the past including Pere' LaChaise in Paris. Although I did my research online for sections, plots and grave numbers, I went to the flower shop and invested $5 for their map. Well, we looked everywhere and only stumbled upon a couple of graves listed on the... More 

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