Top 5 Reasons to visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California

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Top 5 Reasons to visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

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A cemetery unlike any other in the world, one of the California's most fascinating landmarks, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood's founders and stars than anywhere else on earth. Visitors come from all over the world to pay respects to famous celebrities such as: Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more. But among other things here are the top five reasons to visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery:

Reason 5

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one the world's greatest cemeteries that offers guest a view of the final resting place of Hollywood's most influential movie and music stars that have ever shined on the big screen and stage. This memorial ground holds the graves and crypts of many significant celebrities, directors, writers, and iconic actors to date.

Reason 4

With over 60 acres of space, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in California. With two huge indoor mausoleums and countless outdoor graves, this iconic palace is a must see to appreciate.

On a side note:

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery was founded in 1899 and was originally called the "Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery" by developer Isaac Lankershim and his business partner Isaac Van Nuys. It was one of the first cemeteries built in Hollywood.
Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today.

Reason 3

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is its own cinematic movie background. The grounds have been used as a backdrop location for many Hollywood movies such as 1991's Hot Shots (with Charlie Sheen) L.A. Story (with Steve Martin) and most currently, it has been used for the hit TV show Dexter. Oh and who can forget the famous teen soap from the 90's: 90210.

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