Hollywood Remains to Be Seen

A Guide to the Movie Stars' Final Homes

By Mark Masek


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"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."

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"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.


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Marilyn Monroe memorial service - Aug. 5, 2002

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