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One of the corridors in the colombarium of Hollywood Forever Cemetary.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. It is adjacent to the north wall, or back, of Paramount Studios, who, with RKO Studios, bought 40 acres (160,000 m2) by 1920. The Beth Olam Cemetery, which can be found in the southwestern section of the cemetery, was set aside for members of Hollywood’s Jewish community.

The cemetery was founded in 1899 on 100 acres (0.40 km2) as Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery. By the latter part of the 20th century it had become run down. Allegations of financial mismanagement caused the state of California to forbid the sale of plots. On the verge of closure in a bankruptcy proceeding, Tyler Cassity of Forever Enterprises purchased the now 62-acre (250,000 m2) property in 1998 for $375,000. They renamed it “Hollywood Forever,” and restored and refurbished it.

The cemetery is still active. The longtime ban on the sale of plots was rescinded when the Forever Network restored the cemetery, and plenty of space for future graves remains.

During the summer, movies are screened at the cemetery. Hundreds of people come armed with beach chairs and picnics to view films projected onto the side of one of the buildings.

There is a documentary about Hollywood Forever Cemetery called The Young and the Dead. Among those interred or entombed in the cemetery are a number of important personalities, famous persons, including men and women from the entertainment industry, important people in the history of Los Angeles, and their relatives.

Canon EOS 40D
Canon Zoom lens EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM lens
Exposure time 1/160s
Aperture value f/4.0
ISO 400
Focal length 17 mm

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Comments

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...almost 6 years ago

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...almost 6 years ago

    Fantastic lines & capture~

  • Thank you very much Tammy!

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    excellent pov and dof

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, spectacular capture, amazing architecture and really interesting information!

  • Thank you very much Joanne ;-)

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago


    Congratulations this photo has been featured in Canon DSLR.

  • WOW, thank you very much!

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designalmost 6 years ago

    great symmetry… I think that is the right word lol.. congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you very much thoughtful

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • driftindreamin
    driftindreaminalmost 6 years ago

    love the info supplied with this anne marie the image seems to go on forever unlike our lives how approriate it is a cemetary

    mike

  • Thank you Mike

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • Shelby  Stalnaker Bortone
    Shelby Stalna...almost 6 years ago

    very nice shot, great dof

  • Thank you Shelby!

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • connie3107
    connie3107almost 6 years ago

    cool.

  • Thanks a lot Connie!

    – Anne-Marie Bokslag

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    very good perspective

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