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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

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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 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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