Hollywood Forever is a cemetery unlike any other in the world. One of the world’s most fascinating landmarks, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth.
Founded in 1899, the cemetery was an integral part of the growth of early Hollywood. The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 by developer Isaac Lankershim and his son-in-law, Isaac Van Nuys.
Forever On Set: Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today. The cemetery sold off large tracts to Paramount Studios, which, with RKO Studios, bought 40 acres in 1920.
Celebs Are Dying To Get In:The cemetery of choice for most of the founders of Hollywood’s great studios, as well as writers, directors, and, performers, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Follow The Stars: Movie fans come from all over the world to pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more of Hollywood’s greatest stars.
Hollywood Forever is so popular with tourists, they've developed an interactive map, complete with photos and videos, to help visitors locate the final resting spot of their favorite movie stars.
Come for the funeral, Stay for the Concert: You can't have all these celebrities in one place and not have a Lana Del Rey concert, silent film festival or have a picnic and a film screening. Who doesn't want to watch Beetlejuice in a cemetery?
Not only is Hollywood Forever a final resting place for the A-List, it's also home to several cultural events throughout the year.
Dia Del Muertos Celebration: The Dia de Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the largest celebration of it’s kind in California.
The celebration includes musical performances by Grammy Award winning artists, over 100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones and hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume!