Hollywood, California: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Hollywood Forever Memorial Park

6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA
West of US Hwy 101 on Santa Monica Blvd, just south of the 101 Freeway. Entrance is behind a strip mall housing auto repair shops and a laundromat.
Gates open daily 8-5. Tours Sa noon or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free to visit; $15 for two-hour guided walking tour.
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Founded in 1899, filled with dead celebrities, and reborn as Hollywood Forever, a hybrid working cemetery and tourist attraction. The most fun cemetery in America, with an anything-goes approach to tombstones. Try to be there on Movie Night! Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/05/2019]

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Toto memorial at Hollywood Forever cemetery.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Parking may cost, but going on Sunday is free. Hollywood Forever also is home to many feral cats. In fact, one of them found its way to Paramount Studios during the filming of The Godfather and Marlon Brandon made the kitty a star and gave it a forever home (rumor, but the cat is in the film).

[Stephanie, 10/09/2019]
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Photography has always been allowed -- unless you're interrupting a special event or have say, accidentally stumbled in to a private service. You will encounter security guards, especially at newer graves of the famous, however, so long as you're polite and respectful, I've found that they'll actually give you tips on where to get some cool shots. They've always been very friendly to me. I've been coming here for over 10 years!

[Jay George, 04/16/2018]

Asian temple garden memorials.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

In the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Asian temple garden memorials are near the little white chapel.

[(c) Jay George, 04/13/2018]

Hollywood Forever cemetery.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It's a great place to catch a movie in the summer. Make sure to get a map from the gift shop!

[Liz, 03/11/2011]

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