Saturday, August 30, 2014
Rudolph Valentino Tribute, Pt. 2
I found myself at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last Saturday for the 87th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service. The name of the location has always seemed slightly tacky to me, so I was very surprised to see just how beautiful and tasteful the grounds were. A veritable "who's who" of Hollywood, Mickey Rooney is one of the most recent buried here:
Johnny Ramone's not-so-subtle plot:
Hattie McDaniel, best known for her Oscar-winning role of Mammy in "Gone with the Wind":
Where Douglas Fairbanks and his son are buried:
The Cathedral Mausoleum, where Valentino resides:
Many beautiful stained glass windows lend a splash of color to the white marble:
Silent Screen Director William Deane-Tanner (aka William Desmond Taylor), best known for his still unsolved murder back in 1922:
Statuary can also be found throughout:
Actor Perry Lopez's final resting place:
A shot of Lopez with Natalie Wood and James Dean:
and with Jack Nicholson in "Chinatown":
David White, best known as Larry Tait from "Bewitched":
Part 3 tomorrow!
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