Friday, April 22, 2011
Photo-finish Friday: hello, goodbye
Goodbye today to another bunch of "neighbors." This is the celebrity cemetery in Westwood. Here you will find the last resting place of Natalie Wood, Mel Torme, Roy Orbison, Donna Reed, Burt Lancaster, George C. Scott, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Billy Wilder, Peggy Lee, Truman Capote, and many others. My favorite grave marker is Rodney Dangerfield's, which says, "There Goes the Neighborhood."
Directly across the way in the photo above are rows of crypts where Marilyn Monroe is interred. Hers is the one besmudged with almost 50 years of people's touches and kisses. This normally tranquil location is right off busy Wilshire Boulevard, and right behind an equally busy branch of the LA Public Library. Go here for a virtual tour. . .
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.