About Hollywood Forever


Hollywood Forever is a full-service funeral home, crematory, cemetery, and cultural events center in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Founded in 1899, the cemetery is one of the world’s most visited landmarks, and the final resting place of hundreds of Hollywood legends, including Judy Garland, Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Tyrone Power, Douglas Fairbanks, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone, Valerie Harper, Chris Cornell, and hundreds of others, alongside thousands of neighborhood residents and individuals from across the globe.

The functioning cemetery and mortuary offers lawn spaces, cremation services, cremation niches, mausoleum crypts and memorial services, and the Beth Olam section is one of the oldest, active Jewish cemeteries in California.

As Los Angeles’ most dynamic cultural event center, Hollywood Forever welcomes families and visitors to concerts, films, and events each year. Since 2000, Hollywood Forever has partnered with Cinespia to present cinema screenings in the summer on the Fairbanks Lawn, and the cemetery’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration is the largest outside of Mexico, attracting visitors from all over the world. Paramount Studios was built on the undeveloped south end of the original site, where the studio still operates, and the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1999.

Read more about Hollywood Forever’s range of premium cemetery services, or for information and advice on a range of end of life questions and issues, you can search Hollywood Forever’s informative and helpful articles.

 

Based on 470 reviews.
License2Diva. Com
License2Diva. Com
May 26, 2021.
What an amazing resting place! There's so much beauty there and I know all the cemetery residents love all the people traffic. This is absolutely what I love about LA! We traveled around to visit some of the stars and did get to see so many favorites, like Don Adams, Mel Blanc, Douglas Fairbanks, Hattie Mc Daniel, and Mickey Rooney, and the list goes on and on. And, as many that live close by were jogging, power walking, and strolling through the graves; that huge iconic Hollywood sign in the distance just added to the finishing touches. What an enjoyable day! We haven't taken the tour yet, or ventured back up for the movie night, but, we will. They've got beautiful peacocks that they let roam the graveyard at night. Only in LA. :) It's the most captivating experience and it's a must if your in Santa Monica.
Arty Anger
Arty Anger
May 19, 2021.
FOREVER!
Amanda Labollita
Amanda Labollita
May 18, 2021.
A must go. It's a place full of story. You cam find many musicians and famous people
trish finance
trish finance
April 13, 2021.
Amazing place, I love it here.
URBEX NICA
URBEX NICA
March 30, 2021.
BELLO lugar
Lance Beckett
Lance Beckett
March 5, 2021.
I am a long-time fan of The Golden Girls, and like so many fans, had a great affection for Estelle Getty. I wanted to visit her grace in Hollywood Forever and say "hello". Walking through this immaculately kept cemetery was both inspiring and sad. We couldn't get in to see the tomb of Judy Garland (we had to peer through the glass) but we did see hundreds of monuments of many famous and less-than famous people. It seems that after about a generation. many of the monuments are left unvisited. I guess that is the way of things, but it also made me wonder about all the money spent on the large and lavish monuments. Looking at Estelle Getty's simple headstone, I felt the power of the words inscribed - "With love and laughter" - came from her long and well-lived life.
Tatiana Margarita Velarde Gallegos
Tatiana Margarita Velarde Gallegos
February 22, 2021.
OMG the 🦚 they got running around!!! Took my SLS client to visit some family members. Love the water fountains they provide for the flowers vases