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Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

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Address: 1218 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024-4914
Phone Number: (310) 474-1579
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Went on the dearly departed tour and they brought us here. They gave us facts as to why Marilyn Monroe's marble tombstone has turned pinkish and who owns the the empty spot next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jamie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the dearly departed tour and they brought us here. They gave us facts as to why Marilyn Monroe's marble tombstone has turned pinkish and who owns the the empty spot next to her. The tombstones of many have quirky quotes and they plots are uniquely decorated. These plots are not cheap either, they cost in the 6 digit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a crazy thought that there I was, all alone with my partber, having our own private time with people like Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, and Farrah Fawcett. Such a peaceful place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Unique experience at no cost.

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Thank Derrick R
Marina del Rey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like looking at the grave or tombstone of a dead celebrity, okay go to Pierce Brothers. If not, stay away. There is nothing there. It is pretty, sure, all cemeteries are pretty or at least different looking, but this is just a bunch of vaults for the most part. Marilyn Monroe is there--dead. You are in Westwood, there... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This peaceful, very small, cemetery is located next to high rise office buildings and behind the Westwood Public Library. Enter from Glendon just south of Wilshire Blvd...drive or walk up the first alley on the east side, and it will be on your right hand side. There are lots of famous people here. Some are with large gravestones, others with... More 

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Thank ladeela
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated behind several office towers in Westwood, it's difficult to find, but more than worth the effort. You are free to wander the grounds. Many celebrities have their internment here, you just have to look. Good for a couple of hours of quiet time.

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Thank GWMtravels
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's parking at meters on the street. It's located between two buildings and you walk back to it. Marilyn Monroe's grave is the main draw but many other Hollywood legends are buried here. Google the names so you have a plan before you arrive.

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Thank BushkaTexas
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may sound macabre but there is something rather peaceful and quite insightful about this place. There are MANY Hollywood celebrities buried here but what's most intriguing is reading the headstones which often cast a human element to the celebrities we admired.

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Thank Deborah Lynn T
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a beautifully maintained cemetery tucked away behind tall buildings and a quiet sanctuary in the middle of busy Westwood. So many of Hollywood's famous rest here including of course Marilyn Monroe but also Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Rodney Dangerfield, Merv Griffin and many others. Very compact so easy to find the famous as you stroll the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I was in LA with some of my girlfriends and we had some time to kill before our flight. I suggested we go visit Marilyn Monroe as I have been here once already and thought it was a really neat place...we found it easily, especially because I remembered the sign to look for from the busy street (had a hard... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This place is great to visit because it's not very big for a cemetery and has a lot of big name stars buried here like Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Rodney Dangerfield, Farrah Fawcett, Don Knotts, Natalie Wood and George C. Scott to name a few. The only strange thing is to get inside this place because... More 

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