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Art Deco Society resurrecting Hollywood Cemetery Tour

If your tastes are more historical than horrific, here is a seasonal event for you: After taking 2020 off because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is bringing back its walking tour of the century-old Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The lengthy guided tour divides its time between the stylings of the monuments on display and the stories of those interred beneath, including a salacious scandal or two, related by knowledgeable historians, along with living history interludes.

Hear tales of Hollywood founder Harvey Wilcox, 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 legends of Hollywood

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10, departing every twenty minutes from 9am until 11am and lasting two-and-a-half to three hours. Parking and check-in are in the lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum (in the southeast corner of the cemetery), where tours start. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended to navigate the uneven terrain; guests should also bring bottled water and sunscreen.

Tickets are $20 per person ($16 for ADSLA members).

Health and Safety Information:  In accordance with the current Covid-19 safety mandates, the entire tour will be outdoors; tour groups will be limited to twenty persons each to allow people from different households to distance; and masks are required.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038. For more information, visit the Art Deco Society’s official website, or contact them at P. O. Box 972, Hollywood, CA 90078. E-mail: artdeco@adsla.org. Tel.: 310-659-3326.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.