Archive for October 18th, 2009

Day of the Dead

Sunday, October 18th, 2009


The 10th Annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery


 Day of the Dead


Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Hollywood Forever

will be presenting its

10th annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration.

Admission $10.00 – 12 years & under are free.


The celebration features:


  • The procession will begin with an Aztec Ritual Blessing and will continue with a traditional “Oaxacan Burial” that represents the suffering of death and it concludes on stage welcoming the spirits to celebrate.
  • The community honors their beloved that have passed away by creating altars as offerings throughout the cemetery.
  • The 150+ Altars are entered in a contest.  1st prize $3,000, 2nd prize $2,000 and 3rd prize $1,000
  • Art exhibit in the Cathedral Mausoleum featuring work by the Linares Family and many more.
  • The world premier of the film “La Fiesta Eterna”, a film about the tradition of Dia De Los Muertos.
  • Children’s Area where kids can learn about this  ancient celebration though art, including traditional face painting.
  • Expected attendance of 20,000+ people. (based on 2008 attendance of 20,000)
  • Artists performing throughout the grounds such as Xavier Quijas, La Santa Cecilia, La Cafeteras and many more.
  • Concluding with a concert under the stars given by world renowned singer/songwriter and Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs.


Gates open at 4:00 PM

Gates Close at 11:00 PM

Lila Downs at 9:00 PM

The public can call 323.447.0999

for more information.


Dav of the Dead


Location Address:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90038



Contact: Liliana Rosas – 323.821.0785




Dia De Los Muertos is a 3,000 year old Aztec tradition, alternately referred to as “All Souls Day”, where it is believed the spirits of our ancestors and we, the living, can meet face to face for one day a year.


For more info on the festival at Hollywood Forever please visit


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Lila Downs is a world renowned singer and songwriter and Latin Grammy winner from Oaxaca, Mexico. For more information please visit


Hollywood Forever, resting place of Hollywood’s Immortals, has made national headlines with its innovative approach, including digital biographies, summer film series, concert series and more. For more info see



Cleo Trumbo Obituary

Sunday, October 18th, 2009


Cleo Trumbo dies at 93; wife of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo


Cleo Trumbo

Cleo Trumbo | 1916 – 2009 ( Trumbo family Cleo Trumbo,
the widow of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
seen here in a 1942 photograph, died Oct. 9 of
age-related causes.



By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2009


Cleo Trumbo, the widow of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted for more than a decade as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. She was 93.


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The Malibu Colony

Sunday, October 18th, 2009


Living chic by jowl in the Malibu Colony


 Bing Crosby's Malibu house

Bing Crosby’s Malibu Colony home in 1931. The first to sign a lease was Swedish silent film star Anna Q. Nilsson. (Malibu Lagoon Museum)


There’s plenty of Hollywood money — and history — packed along that fabled sandy stretch of Malibu.


By Veronique de Turenne
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2009


When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank executive joined a long line of people aching to lay claim to that fabled stretch of sand.


Located in the heart of Malibu just up the coast from Surfrider Beach, the famed Malibu Colony is a half-mile stretch of 100 or so homes that sit inches apart on the shoreline. They’re luxurious retreats outfitted with outdoor kitchens, private cabanas and seaside teahouses. The roster of residents reads like the credits of the world’s biggest ensemble movie. And the price tags, which start in the high seven figures, climb ever upward.


To be sure, the century-long history of the land has always been rich and star-studded.


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