The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is taking its 30th Annual Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour on October 5th. Join them as they visit the graves of Hollywood pioneers, stars and movie moguls; folks who created Hollywood, and the ones who put it on the map. Postmortem stargazing will include Cecil B. DeMille , as well as glittering stars of the silver screen: Rudolph Valentino, Fay Wray, Tyrone Power, Marion Davies, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., and more.
Guided walking tours will depart from the fountain inside the main gate of 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. every 20 minutes, between 10 a.m. until 12 noon. It’s a 2½ hour tour, so sensible walking shoes, water and sunscreen are recommended. Tickets are $20 per person for non-members, free to members, in advance (or at the cemetery on the day of the tour).
This annual tour is the best way to get a feel of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
SIR DAVID FROST
Sir David Frost was a renowned journalist, writer, comedian, and media personality. He attended Cambridge University, where he became the editors of the campus newspaper, Varsity, and a literary magazine called, Granta. Upon graduating from Cambridge, Frost worked for Anglia Television where he honed his television and journalistic skills.
In 1962, Frost was selected to be the host of a satirical comedy show on the BBC. The program was called That Was the Week that Was and it aired for two seasons. Frost carried the show in a very irreverent fashion which lampooned politics, society and the television industry. Writers, such as John Cleese and Graham Chapman, both of whom later were founding members of Monthy Python’s Flying Circus, wrote for the show.
Sir David Frost may be best known for his 1977 interview of disgraced President Richard Nixon. An interviewer, producer and published author, Frost made history by conducting the only televised interview in which Nixon discussed Watergate, and acknowledged that he had disappointed the American people. Syndicated on a barter basis, the interviews were broadcast in 70 countries. Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen) created the Tony award-winning play, Frost/Nixon, based on David Frost’s interviews. Morgan also wrote the screen adaptation for the 2008 film. Ron Howard directed the Oscar-nominated motion picture.
In 1970, Frost was made an officer in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He was subsequently knighted in 1993 by Queen Elizabeth II.
Frost died of a sudden heart attack on board the cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth, on which he had been engaged as a speaker during a working holiday. The likeable personality was 74.
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