Friday, November 20, 2009

#73: Forest Lawn Memorial, Glendale

The Grand Mausoleum

"Is M.J. here?" we asked at the entrance to the Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Glendale. The woman at the front shook her head no. She must get that question a hundred times each day. We knew better though--the funeral was all over the news.

Unfortunately, the woman told us that we just missed the mausoleum tour by a few minutes. When we came back an hour later, we had just missed it again. We decided it wasn't worth it to try a third time, and instead we explored the rest of the cemetery.

In L.A., no expense is spared for the rich, and that includes when they are laid to rest. This is the most well manicured cemetery I have ever laid eyes on. To top it off, there are beautiful stone statues everywhere and even an art museum. Although we didn't get to pay our respects to the gloved one (I think even on the tour, you don't get to see his grave), we did have an amazing time... In a cemetery of all places.


  1. This is one of my favorite places. I could be wrong but I believe MJ is buried at the other Forest Lawn. The one over by the LA zoo. There are three in total.