Marc D'Andre our Correspondent at Large, is back with one of his special tours of the final resting place of not only Marilyn Monroe, but countless Hollywood icons of film and television. Put your headphones on and be transported to the park with Marc as he tells you a little bit about its residents who are probably all going to be glad to know you still care about them.
A large collection of some of the most famous people in the world have been put to rest in this small, unassuming cemetery that is nearly impossible to find if you don't know exactly where it is.
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The Park on Wikipedia
On Natalie Wood
Rebel Without a Cause Trailer w/Natalie Wood A recent article looking into Natalie's death
On Bob Crane
The Private Passions of Bob Crane Bob's Official Website
On Eddie Albert
The Green Acres Opening
While we weren't looking for him, we also stumbled across Jay Sommers at Pierce Brothers. He is buried a short walk from the star of the show he created, based somewhat on an old radio show that he worked on 15 years prior, called "Granby's Green Acres".
On Richard Conte
On Roy Orbison
Roy performs 'Pretty Woman' not too many years before he passed away at a concert backed by music giants
On Jim Backus
Jim's last TV appearance, as Mr. Howell, in an Orville Redenbacher commercial with 'Lovey' from Gilligan's Island Backus as Mr. Magoo
On Frank Zappa
Frank talks about drugs
On Dorothy Stratten
Dorothy on Carson from 1980 A people magazine article on Peter Bogdonavich and Dorothy (We linked to both of these in our first show as well)
On Carl Wilson
Carl performs 'God Only Knows' in a small setting.
On Dominique Dunne
A People Magazine article on Dominique from 1983 A Vanity Fair article from 1984 about her dad and the case
On James Coburn
Bruce Lee training at home with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Coburn. James Coburn on The Muppet Show
On Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee, 'Is That All There Is?' Peggy Lee and the Benny Goodman Orchestra, 'Why Don't You Do Right' 1942 Peggy Lee on the Judy Garland show singing 'I Like Men' in a duet with Judy
On Janet Leigh
1995 Article on Janet Leigh in the New York Times about Psycho The infamous 'Psycho' shower scene
On Ray Bradbury
His official website The Wikipedia page on him A short film on Mr. Bradbury
On Carrie Hamilton
The Wikipedia page on her An anti-drug PSA she made when she was younger
On Eric Douglas
The Wikipedia page on Eric An Interview with Eric
On Karl Malden
An Interview with Karl Malden Karl Malden's monologue from 'On The Waterfront'
On Walter Matthau
The Trailer for 'The Bad News Bears' Walter's monologue for Jack Lemmon when Jack received the AFI lifetime achievement award
On George C. Scott
A HuffPo piece on Mr. Scott The movie trailer for 'Patton'
On Merv Griffin
The Wikipedia page on Merv Buy 'The Merv Griffin Show' An LA Times article from the Wednesday before this posting (12.10.14) Don Rickles and Mr. T on the Merv Griffin Show
On Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett: A Life in Pictures (Time Magazine) Vanity Fair on Farrah
On Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney on bio.com Some of Rodney's best jokes The movie trailer for 'Ladybugs'
On Peter Falk
A great article on Falk and Cassavettes Falk from 'The In-Laws"
On Carroll O'Connor
The 'Dean Martin Celebrity Roast' of Carroll O'Connor An article about the death of Carroll's son
On Billy Wilder
'The Paris Review' on Billy Wilder The end of 'Some Like It Hot', written and directed by Wilder
On Jack Lemmon
Roger Ebert interviews Jack Lemmon What role Walter Matthau really wanted to play A great scene from 'Grumpy Old Men'
On Sage Stallone
An article about Sage and Sly The Wikipedia page on Sage
On Dean Martin
Martin and Lewis, 'Singin' in the Rain' Dean Martin, Ted Knight & Tim Conway