The Strange History of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery was founded in 1899.

Just south of the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles sits Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The 62-acre site borders Paramount Studios and boasts 80,000 gravesites including more dead Hollywood icons than anywhere in the world. Burial sites include Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Jayne Mansfield, Peter Lorre, and Mickey Rooney. In 2017, the remains of Judy Garland were moved from her original…



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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.