For $6, today’s side deal lets you nostalgically walk through history, guided by Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tours on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Tour guide Karie Bible is overflowing with fun facts and a love of Hollywood’s illustrious past, which translates into a fascinatingly informative two-hour tour through ornate graves haunted by the incredibly good-looking ghosts of deceased film heroes.
With the The Cemetery of the Stars Tour, movie buffs can visit the graves of Cecil B. Demille, Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, John Huston, and more.
Upcoming tour dates include:
- Saturday, January 16 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, January 30 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, February 13 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, February 27 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, March 13 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, March 27 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, April 10 at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, April 24 at 12 p.m.
For any cinephile with a deep-seated love of golden ages and silver screens, a walking tour via Hollywood Forever is a must.
Parking inside the cemetery is free; the dead are cool that way. Check website for most up-to-date tour dates.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour
As Karie Bible strides across Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the hem of her mourning gown absorbs dew from the gravesites of Douglas Fairbanks and Fay Wray. She tours the cemetery, leading groups to crypts and monuments that mark the remains of deceased celebrities. Whether recounting the legacy of actress Marion Davies or kneeling at the spike of grass that marks Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer's final resting place, she immerses tour-goers in Hollywood history. Each tour lasts about two hours and sheds light on cherished stars, as well as lesser-known entertainers and community members.