Art Deco Society Presents Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour

10/13/2019 9:00 am

Hollywood Goes Underground
36th Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329291444417999/

On Sunday, October 13, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles “digs up the dirt” on Hollywood’s history---and several of its scandals---through a walking tour of the 120-year-old Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard. Visit the gravesites of early Hollywood stars, movie moguls, and pioneers, hearing their fascinating tales from historians and living history interludes.

Featured on the tour are those who mapped Hollywood---including Col. Griffith J. Griffith and Hollywood founder Harvey Wilcox---and those who put Hollywood on the map: silent film swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks, heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, actress and William Randolph Hearst mistress Marion Davies, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, screen siren Barbara La Marr, slain director William Desmond Taylor, and over twenty other legendary Los Angelenos.

Tour Times:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOUR STARTS FROM A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR. ALLOW TIME TO GET THERE. IT DOES NOT START NEAR THE FRONT GATES.
Guided walking tours will depart (rain or shine) from the parking lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum (follow the main road, Dr. Stanley & Regina Aizen Drive, through the front gate and around to the southeast corner of the cemetery) every 20 minutes, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tours are approximately 2 1/2- to 3-hours.

Tickets:
$20 per person (members and non-members, same price)

Comfortable walking shoes (tourgoers will be walking on uneven, grassy terrain), water, and sunscreen are recommended. Parking and check-in are at the parking lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum.

Tickets are FREE to those who join the Art Deco Society as a NEW member on or before the tour date (and request tickets when they join)! (Contact adsla.membership@gmail.com.)

*** Tourgoers are asked to please take care not to get in the way of any funeral services that may be in progress; allow mourners their space, speak quietly, and refrain from photographing mourners. Kindly avoid touching or standing on headstones or monuments, as doing so might cause damage. Restrooms are located in the parking lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum.

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to the preservation of the art, architecture, design and culture of the 1920s through 1949. Funds go toward the preservation of Art Deco architecture in the Los Angeles area. Visit http://www.adsla.org for information on ADSLA's vintage cocktail gatherings, Avalon Ball, annual dance on Catalina Island, Art Deco Architecture Walking Tours of Miracle Mile Hollywood, fashion shows, educational events, and historic preservation advocacy in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

Map to Parking Lot Behind the Cathedral Mausoleum on our website. New start location this year. http://adsla.org/info/node/602