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“An Acquired Taste” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
323-469-1181
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Ranked #69 of 702 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
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“An Acquired Taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hollywood Forever is an historic cemetery that is home to some older Hollywood Stars. It started as an old Jewish cemetery but over the years has expanded. It IS a cemetery so unless you like exploring cemeteries, this isn't for you. What is has become famous for in the last 10 years is its summer film series which provides for an admission charge, a movie shown on the wall of the mausoleum. The audience sits on the lawn, no not on the graves. They bring blankets, chairs and picnics. Look for the peacocks, the tower grave markers and the many children's graves against the east wall.

Visited April 2013
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“The elite cemetery for the discerning dead.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A decent place to walk around and see a lot of dearly departed famous names. They also have some great events like late night movies and "Day of the Dead" celebrations in October.

Visited December 2012
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“Great place to be dead!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Possibly one of the best attractions in Hollywood. Great mausoleums for most of the stars! There are still fresh lipstick prints on the Desert Sheik's mini-tomb.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Joey Ramone and Peacocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Really I got lost and stumbled onto this place. I was looking for somewhere else and needed to rest after driving. Its really nice here, pond, rose bushes, thick grass and lots of famous people buried here. I circled once and I saw Joey Ramone bronze statue, in all coolness. A peacock fanned out its feathers beautifully. And then I drove out to find my hotel. Great place to relax and existentialize.

Visited June 2013
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“Time to "Kill"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

If you have time to "kill" it is worth the visit. It is a different look at Hollywod and its past. The grounds are kept magnificent and it is kind of an interesting self guided tour. There are a few websites that can help guide you through the tour. http://www.seeing-stars.com/Buried2/HollywoodMemorial3.shtml

Visited June 2013
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