Westwood Memorial Park | Los Angeles Conservancy
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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.

Photo from Conservancy archives

Walter P. Story Building

A Beaux Arts beauty built in 1909 on a lot purchased by a Montana cattleman who also financed half of the building's million-dollar construction.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures reveals the evolution of Hollywood film studios in the twentieth century and is home to a rich collection of historic buildings.