Hollywood Forever is a cemetery unlike any other in the world. One of the world’s most fascinating landmarks, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth.
Holy Cross Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery at 5835 West Slauson Avenue in Culver City, California, operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Opened in 1939, Holy Cross comprises 200 acres (81 ha). It contains — amongst others — the graves and tombs of show business professionals. Most celebrities are in the section "The Grotto" in the southwest part of the cemetery; after entering the main gate, turn left and follow the leftmost road up the hill.
Memorial Park Cemetery was established in 1926. It was designed to look like an urban park and graves are marked with small monuments at the ground level rather than larger, more obtrusive monuments in order to emphasize the open landscape.
The Santa Barbara Cemetery came into being on July 10, 1867. The men who signed the incorporation document were Charles Enoch Huse, Roswell Forbush, Reverend Joseph A. Johnson, Reverend Thomas R. Williams, N.C. Adams, Nelson W. Winton, and S.T. Maxfield. The document was signed at N.C. Adams's hotel.
Conceptually, the newly formed board appears to have been following the New Haven Burial Ground model. They formed as a nonsectarian, nonprofit association, with lot ownership the only requirement for membership in the association. The association was eventually to be governed by a board elected by the lot-holders. The Santa Barbara Cemetery would begin as a town cemetery, fulfilling a direct community need, proceeding with neither aesthetic considerations, a profit motive, nor much attention to longevity.