You don't have to be a ghoul to enjoy graveyards. Visiting the final resting places of movie stars and other well-known personalities is as much a celebration of lives fascinatingly (or self-destructively) led as it is an illuminating look into the past.
This wonderfully opinionated book, full of history and amusing anecdotes, introduces you to cemeteries up and down California. Hundreds of evocative profiles give tribute (and in some cases rebukes) to those lying below, including baseball Hall of Famers, authors, presidents, and an entire galaxy of movie stars, from Mary Pickford to Frank Sinatra. From the famous to the infamous, they're all hereyes, even Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen.
Join authors Patricia and Jonathan Brooks as they unearth hundreds of intriguing characters whose legacies live on beyond the grave.
Detailed obituaries and sepulchral photographs
Cemetery locations, contacts, and visiting hours
Information on graveyard tours, walks and special events
Film Vault sidebars connecting the stars to their best-known roles
Directions to related homes and museums nearby
Local restaurant recommendations for those with a lively appetite