On Sunday, October 13, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles “digs up the dirt” on Hollywood’s history—and several of its scandals—through a walking tour of the 120-year-old Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard. Visit the gravesites of early Hollywood stars, movie moguls, and pioneers, hearing their fascinating tales from historians and living history interludes. Guided walking tours will depart (rain or shine) from the parking lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum (in the southeast corner of the cemetery) every 20 minutes, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost of the approximately 2 1/2- to 3-hour tour is $20 per person. Comfortable walking shoes (tourgoers will be walking on uneven, grassy terrain), water, and sunscreen are recommended; parking and check-in are at the parking lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum.
Featured on the tour are those who mapped Hollywood—including Col. Griffith J. Griffith and Hollywood founder Harvey Wilcox—and those who put Hollywood on the map: silent film swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks, heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, actress and William Randolph Hearst mistress Marion Davies, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, screen siren Barbara La Marr, slain director William Desmond Taylor, and over twenty other legendary Los Angelenos.
To purchase tickets, visit: http://adsla.org/info/. Tickets are FREE to those who join the Art Deco Society as a NEW member on or before the tour date (and request tickets when they join)! (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to the preservation of the art, architecture, design and culture of the 1920s through 1949. Funds go toward the preservation of Art Deco architecture in the Los Angeles area. Visit http://www.adsla.org for information on ADSLA’s vintage cocktail gatherings, Avalon Ball, annual dance on Catalina Island, Art Deco Architecture Walking Tours of Miracle Mile Hollywood, fashion shows, educational events, and historic preservation advocacy in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
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