Hollywood Remains to Be Seen

A Guide to the Movie Stars' Final Homes

By Mark Masek

Direct, step-by-step directions to find your favorite stars, celebrities and notable people in cemeteries
throughout the Los Angeles area, along with detailed personal and professional
biographies. In addition to the comprehensive "Hollywood Remains to Be Seen" book,
Cemetery Guide e-books are also available for easy and convenient personal tours of individual cemeteries.

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The E-Book Series of Cemetery Guides

Bridget Marquardt's Ghost Magnet podcast
Hollywood Forever: Cemetery to the Stars! With Special Guest Mark Masek (that's me, on the right!)

About the book

Where to buy a copy

Biographies and photos

Cemetery maps -- Los Angeles and Chicago area cemeteries

Cool stuff and hot links

List of cemeteries

Cemetery quiz

Memorable epitaphs

Is that really them?

LAPD Memorial Street Signs

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Latest update: June 3, 2023

LAPD Officer Joseph James Romero Jr.
(June 11, 1886 - Sept. 23, 1919)

Officer Romero was the LAPD's first Latino officer to be killed in the line of duty.

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Next book: Chicago Remains to Be Seen

The CemeteryGuide.com store is now open!

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And these are all official CemeteryGuide.com products, used and endorsed by professional grave hunters, and cemetery-tested. Just imagine how the cemetery security guards will notice you when you show up wearing your CemeteryGuide T-shirt, or carrying your CemeteryGuide tote bag. They'll be so impressed, they'll probably follow you around all day. So whether it's a purchase for yourself or an eternally memorable gift for that special someone, you can find it all at the CemeteryGuide.com store !

Or check out the brand new downtown store for even more cool merchandise right here.

"Hollywood Remains to Be Seen is the definitive guide to the final resting places of Hollywood's elite. ... Short celebrity bios, anecdotal stories and cemetery histories make this book a 'must-have' for any Hollywood Gravehunter. If you're planning on visiting Los Angeles, buy this book!"

-Jim Tipton, Find-a-Grave.com

"Mark Masek, celebrity grave historian, knows everything there is to know about Forest Lawn."

-Madison Michele, TV Guide Network

"This is a terrific book. If you're a Hollywood fanatic, you've got to get your hands on this. This is a must!"

-Wayne Stevens, CKLW Radio,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

"Author Mark Masek is an authority on celebrity graves."

-Miriam Hernandez, KABC-TV

"This wonderful and profusely illustrated volume will certainly appeal to the graveyard buffs among our readers! ... A fascinating book and a real guide to the stars' final homes!"

-Troy Taylor, president of the American Ghost Society

"If you like Hollywood, if you like the nostalgia of Hollywood, if you like stories about the stars, do I have the perfect gift for you ! It's called Hollywood Remains to Be Seen. ... It's the perfect Christmas gift idea !"

-John Murphy, The Movie World Radio Show,
KLAC Radio, Los Angeles, CA

"This is the definitive guide to the movie stars' final resting places."

- Dark Delicacies book store

"Much more comprehensive for the serious grave afficionado ... this recent 400-page volume is jam-packed with just about everything you need to know in order to locate your favorite stars from yesteryear."

-Rick Muenchow, Suite101.com

"An intriguing treasure-trove of material."

-Mike Harden, Columbus (OH) Dispatch

"What could be a more perfect way to spend this Halloween season than touring the cemeteries of Los Angeles? Get a copy of Mark Masek's great guidebook to where the stars are buried and head out for a spooky time."

-Paul Lasley, KTLA Morning News,
Los Angeles, CA

"A fantastic book."

-Jim Bresnahan, WREL Radio,
Lexington, VA

"The final word on the resting places of Hollywood's elite."

-University of Illinois Alumni magazine

"If you have an interest in touring the cemeteries where the rich and famous are buried, this is the book for you."

-Jim Cates, KMAJ Radio, Topeka, KS

"This is the best tourist book in the world !"

-Blanche Koenig

"This book is very different from what I expected and is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. I could not put it down."

-Edith Smith, Valdosta (GA) Daily Times

"Hollywood Remains to Be Seen is the definitive guide to the final resting places of Hollywood's elite."

- Hotel Bel-Air magazine

"Mark Masek has written another great book on gravehunting. Yet another great addition to a gravehunter's library!"

-Karen McHale, Hollywood-Underground.com

"It's the perfect bathroom book."

-Jennifer Herrick

Also featured in the Arizona Daily Star, the Knoxville (TN) News Sentinal, the Corpus Christi (TX) Caller Times, the Brockton (MA) Enterprise, the Ravenna (OH) Record-Courier, the Newport (TN) Plain Talk, the Emporia (KS) Gazette, the Joliet (IL) Herald-News, the Elgin (IL) Courier-News and the Waukegan (IL) News-Sun.

Marilyn Monroe memorial service - Aug. 5, 2012

Hollywood Underground dinner - Oct. 1, 2005

Marilyn Monroe memorial service - Aug. 5, 2002

Milton Berle memorial service - April 1, 2002

Photos from recent Grave Tours

Photos from recent Book Signings

Hey, look! I'm in the library! And so is my book.

Anthony Bourdain is a huge fan of "Hollywood Remains to Be Seen." Huge fan. (Actually, I have no idea. I met him when he was filming an episode for one of his TV shows on a Dearly Departed Tour, and I gave him a book, and he was kind enough to pose for a photo with me. Very nice guy, and surprisingly knowledgeable about infamous celebrity deaths.)

Awww, shucks ...

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