Five great cemeteries worth exploring in California
Five great cemeteries worth exploring in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and San Diego California
Hollywood Forever Memorial Park. For Halloween, visit the palm-shaded “Resting Place of Hollywood’s Immortals,” from Cecil B. DeMille to Jayne Mansfield. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.; 323/469-1181.
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Get a history lesson at Southern California’s most famous cemetery, with its reproduction of Boston’s Old North Church and larger-than-life statues of Jefferson and Lincoln. 6300 Forest Lawn Dr.; 800/204-3131.
Westwood Village Memorial Park. Perhaps no grave site draws more mourners than that of Marilyn Monroe; she’s buried in this small and fascinating cemetery. Also here: Natalie Wood and Burt Lancaster. 1218 Glendon Ave.; 310/474-1579.