Hidden amongst the office buildings of Westwood Village, just off of Wilshire Boulevard, is the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Established in 1906, it largely became known as the “cemetery to the stars” when Marilyn Monroe was buried here in 1962. A bunch of roses is placed on her pink crypt every day. The peaceful spot, surrounded by skyscrapers, is not a large cemetery like Forest Lawn Memorial Park but notable authors including Ray Bradbury and Truman Capote, movie stars, such as Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and Burt Lancaster, screenwriter Merv Griffin and movie director Billy Wilder all rest here.


Westwood is located close to the University of California and caters to a large student population. This neighbourhood is also home to LA’s large Persian community.

1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles

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