Westwood Memorial Park | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Larry Underhill

Westwood Memorial Park

Marilyn Monroe is the most famous inhabitant of this cemetery, which dates to the failed 1887 subdivision of the lost town of Sunset. Her tomb, crypt number 24 in the Corridor of Memories, draws tourists from all over the world.

The only way in or out is through a driveway off Glendon Avenue that doubles as the exit for a parking garage used by office workers and movie theater patrons.

Once there, visitors discover the burial sites of Hollywood figures such as John Cassavetes, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, George C. Scott, Billy Wilder, Natalie Wood, and Darryl F. Zanuck.

Famed musicians interred at Westwood Memorial Park include Roy Orbison, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, Mel Torme, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, and Frank Zappa.

Pepperdine University
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Pepperdine University

Its design crafted to adapt to the dramatic hillside location with its sweeping ocean views, the campus' "front door" is an open meadow that stretches from the Pacific Coast Highway to the main core of campus.
Lucy E. Wheeler Residence
Photo by Marcello Vavala/L.A. Conservancy.

Lucy E. Wheeler Residence

The last remaining example of Charles and Henry Greene's work in the City of Los Angeles, meticulously restored by L.A. Conservancy co-founder Martin Eli Weil.