Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary is a cemetery and mortuary located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles. It is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood, with an entrance from Glendon Avenue.[1]

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
    Location within Western Los Angeles
    Details
    Established1880s as unnamed cemetery, 1905 as Sunset Cemetery, 1926 name officially changed to Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
    Location
    1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles 90024
    CountryUnited States
    TypePublic
    Owned byService Corporation International
    Websitepbwvmortuary.com
    Find a Grave[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/8440 Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
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    DesignatedMay 16, 2003
    Reference no.731

    The cemetery was established as Sunset Cemetery in 1905, but had been used for burials since the 1880s. In 1926 the name was officially changed to Westwood Memorial Park and was later changed again to Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary.[1]

    Although it is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry's greatest names, it also contains the graves of many uncelebrated people. For example, when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Joe DiMaggio, responsible for Monroe's arrangements, chose Westwood not because of its celebrities but because it was the resting place of her mother's friend, Grace Goddard, and Goddard's aunt, Ana Lower, both of whom had cared for Monroe as a child.[2]

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    Inscription at Heather O'Rourke's crypt.
    Heather O'Rourke's crypt

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    See also

    References

    1. "Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
    2. The Studio for Southern California History. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
    3. Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
    4. Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed". McFarland. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
    5. Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
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    8. Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites, p. 221
    9. Resting Places, p. 226
    10. Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed". McFarland. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
    11. Library of Congress
    12. "Hugh Hefner, Who Built the Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
    13. "Google Doodle gives tribute to cinematographer James Wong Howe on his 118th Birthday!". August 28, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
    14. Wilkins, Frank. "The Suicide Death of Brian Keith - Reel Reviews - Official Site". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
    15. Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
    16. Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
    17. Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries, p. 218
    18. Royce, Brenda Scott (October 14, 1990). "Donna Reed: A Bio-bibliography". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved October 14, 2018 via Google Books.
    19. Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries, p. 221

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