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Come experience Hollywood’s past and present at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour. See the final resting place of Hollywood’s most legendary stars among some of Hollywood’s most beautiful grounds.

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Behind the gates of Hollywood Forever‘s vast, immaculately landscaped cemetery you’ll discover crypts, mausoleums, exhibitions, monuments, and gardens.

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Join historical tour guide Karie Bible as she evokes the storied past and navigates the labyrinth of the present on this walking tour highlighting the history, the scandals, and the mysteries found in Hollywood Forever.

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The Cemetery of the Stars Tour

Come visit legendary notables such as Cecil B. Demille, Marion Davies, Tyrone Power, Rudolph Valentino, Vampira, John Huston, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, William Desmond Taylor and more. It is a great overview of the cemetery and its most famous residents.

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The Jewish Heritage Tour 

Explore the lives and contributions of the Jewish residents interred at Hollywood Forever. This tour is only available on select Sundays and includes a visit to the Beth Olam Mausoleum. Highlights include Garbo’s agent Charles Feldman, mobster Bugsy Siegel, academy award-winning screenwriter Michael Kann (Woman of the Year), the Ritz Brothers, and the Anne Frank Memorial.

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The Hidden Hollywood Tour

Uncover the lost stars and obscure names forgotten by time. This tour is available on select days and includes the Talmadge Sisters, tragic silent stars Karl Dane and Renee Adoree (The Big Parade), director William Beaudine (Sparrows), Clifton Webb (Laura), Iron Eyes Cody, Henry B. Walthall (The Birth of a Nation), and many more!

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Karie Bible was born a heterochromatic baby (meaning she’s got two different colored eyes) with the last name “Bible” on Halloween night, Karie was destined to be nothing if not unique. Her passion for history and Hollywood’s past led her to starting a cemetery tour in 2002 under the guidance of acclaimed historian Marc Wanamaker. In keeping with her love of living history, she gives the tour in vintage gowns from her collection that spans the 1920’s through the 1950’s. Kariei has lectured at LA’s Silent Movie Theatre, The Old Town Music Hall, The Queen Mary, and is also the currently reigning “Lady in Black” to honor silent film star Rudolph Valentino. She is actively involved as a volunteer with the American Cinematheque and the Los Angeles Conservancy and is a member of the Hollywood Heritage and the Art Deco Society.

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See the cemetery tour on CNN.

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WHAT: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour 
WHEN:
Sunday, October 12 – Saturday, November 16, 2013
WHERE:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90038

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $15
  • Free parking inside the cemetery 
  • Tours begin at the flower shop

CONTACT INFO: (818) 517-5988 | info@cemeterytour.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Yelp

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Dia De Los Muertos

October 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

Dia de Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family, and friends. It is an ancient and enduring ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together.

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Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever cemetery was envisioned for the purpose of providing an authentic venue, in which this ancient tradition could be genuinely observed, celebrated, and preserved. This event has provided a gateway for those who wish to re-acquaint themselves with their deeply rooted traditions and profoundly engage with one of the most devotional celebrations for the continuous cycle of life.

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Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged, come dressed in your finest Calaca (skeleton) apparel. Spend an eventful day relaxing and watching the evening stars appear as the cemetery comes to life with joyful celebrations. Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine and a wide spectrum of Day of the Dead arts and crafts available for purchase.

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At the heart of this sacred event are the meticulously individually crafted altars and spiritual shrines. These dazzling private tributes and offerings which provide a linkage between ancient traditions and modern customs chronicle the perpetual relation between faith, family, and history.

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The theme for this year celebration is El Magico Mundo de Los Alebrijes – The Magical World of Alebrijes. Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. See 100+ altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones.

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The first Alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. After dreaming of the creatures while sick in the 1930s, he began to create what he saw in cardboard and paper mache. Today Alebrijes are a vibrant part of the culture of Oaxaca.

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Enjoy a vibrant traditional procession of hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume in the home of Hollywood’s Immortals with traditional Aztec blessings and Regional Musical-Dance group dedications.

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There will also be an Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum and a costume contest for the best dressed Calaca.

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Children can enjoy the arts project area presented by LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Adults can enjoy arts and crafts vendors and food vendors from around Los Angeles.

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The main stage headliner will be legendary vocalist and former lead singer of the bands Caifanes and Jaguares, Saul Hernandez. Saul creates music that reflects the present and is rooted in the most telluric past. Performed live, his music is more than a concert: it is a ritual. This year features a new third stage featuring music and theatrical performances including Ceci Bastida, Buyepongo, Chicano Batman, and Quitapenas.

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Home to the oldest memorial park in Hollywood dating back to 1899, Hollywood Forever is the only cemetery in the country which opens its gates and welcomes its surrounding community to commemorate El Dia de Los Muertos.

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Hollywood Forever is genuinely focused in striving to bestow a memorable occasion by embracing the celebratory process of death and dying through providing a historically recognized cultural setting for this festive event and sacred observance. This community based event encompasses and visually illustrates a Pre-Columbian ancient jovial traditional view of death with a modern eclectic celebratory observance.

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Dia de Los Muertos is a time of celebration on remembrance. It is also a time to come to terms with our mortality and become aware of the cycle of life and death. Rather than deny and fear death this event teaches us to accept and contemplate the meaning of mortality.

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WHAT: Dia De Los Muertos 
WHEN: 
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
WHERE: Hollywood Forever | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90038

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $25
  • Children under 8 years and under free until 4:00 pm
  • Seniors 65 and over free until 4:00 pm

CONTACT INFO: (323) 308-4765 | events@hollywoodforever.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp 

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Cinespia is an organization that hosts on-site screenings of classic films in and around Los Angeles. They show films from the 1930s through the 1990s. The al fresco Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings take place on the Fairbanks Lawn (so named for the adjacent crypt housing both Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Jr.), and films are digitally projected against the west wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum, which houses the crypt of Rudolph Valentino among many others.

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Up to 3,500 patrons per screening bring blankets, pillows, picnic dinners, alcoholic beverages and candles and enjoy screenings under the stars, while a staff of 35 keep things running smoothly.

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DJ’s play music before and after the screenings over a portable sound system, and guest DJ’s have included Carlos Niño, Andy VotelCut Chemistthe Gaslamp KillerDam-FunkPeanut Butter Wolf and members of the Numero Group and Dublab collectives.

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Cemetery screenings are held very Saturday all summer long! It’s fun to hang out, picnic, and watch fun, old movies outside under the stars with hundreds of others doing just the same.

Movie Schedule

Saturday, May 11 – The Third Man

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Saturday, May 18 – American Psycho

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Saturday, May 25 – The Party

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Sunday, May 26 – Clueless

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WHAT: Cinespia Cemetery Screenings
WHEN: Gates open at 7:00 pm, movie starts at 8:30 pm | Check here for schedule
WHERE:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90038

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets are $12 and are available at the gate
  • Parking is $10 – $15

CONTACT INFO: Click here 

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Cinespia is an organization that hosts on-site screenings of classic films in and around Los Angeles. They show films from the 1930s through the 1990s. The al fresco Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings take place on the Fairbanks Lawn (so named for the adjacent crypt housing both Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Jr.), and films are digitally projected against the west wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum, which houses the crypt of Rudolph Valentino among many others.

Up to 3,500 patrons per screening bring blankets, pillows, picnic dinners, alcoholic beverages and candles and enjoy screenings under the stars, while a staff of 35 keep things running smoothly.

DJ’s play music before and after the screenings over a portable sound system, and guest DJ’s have included Carlos Niño, Andy VotelCut Chemistthe Gaslamp KillerDam-FunkPeanut Butter Wolf and members of the Numero Group and Dublab collectives.

Cemetery screenings are held very Saturday all summer long! It’s fun to hang out, picnic, and watch fun, old movies outside under the stars with hundreds of others doing just the same.

Movie Schedule

Saturday, June 9 – A Nightmare On Elm Street


Saturday, June 16 – Cheech and Chong’s Up In Smoke


Saturday, June 23 – Chinatown


Saturday, June 30 – Labyrinth

Get your advanced tickets here.

WHAT: Cinespia OUtdoor Movie Experience
WHEN: June 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012
WHERE: Hollywood Forever Cemetery | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90038

CONTACT INFO: (323) 221-3343 or cinespia@earthlink.net

DETAILS: 

  • No reservation necessary
  • Tickets are $10 and are available at the gate
  • Gates open at 7:30 pm and movie starts at 9:00 pm
  • There will be one line for entry for both pre-sale and tickets at the door
  • A pre-paid ticket ensures entry to the screening, but seating is still general admission and first come-first served
  • Parking Passes are available online with every ticket purchasing page
  • Additional parking is right around the corner at the Paramount parking structure 801 North Gower, it’s also $10

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