I mentioned in a post back in November that I had visited the Westwood Memorial Park in October during a trip to Southern California. I put off posting my photos from the park because it seemed like every other post of mine was about an Old Hollywood star dying. I didn't want my blog to appear too focused on the deaths of celebrities rather than their lives and careers. But it's been a while since I wrote about anyone dying so I figured now is a good time to post my photos!
Westwood Memorial Park (also known as Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park) is a small, intimate cemetery in the middle of Westwood, Los Angeles, surrounded by tall buildings. Compared to other cemeteries in the area such as the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Westwood Memorial Park has very few celebrity interments. However, it's certainly worth visiting, if only to see Marilyn Monroe's crypt in the Corridor of Memories.
The first celebrity grave I came across was Jack Lemmon's.
Unfortunately I didn't have time to see all the celebrity graves in Westwood Memorial Park, but I saw the ones I wanted to see the most. Other stars buried here include Janet Leigh, Burt Lancaster, Eve Arden, and Lew Ayres.