HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
Beautiful Hollywood Cemetery…
By Allan R. Ellenberger
Someone once asked me what it would have cost to be buried at Hollywood Cemetery back in the early days. I have an ad for the cemetery from an old 1931 Los Angeles telephone directory that listed the prices for the various ways to be interred there.
Just as the cost of real estate in the living world depends on “Location, Location, Location,” the same holds true once you pass to the other side.
The ad qualifies the price by saying “and up” which probably means that it depends on where the “inurnment” is. For example, the price for crypts would depend where on the mausoleum wall it was. Crypts that are around eye level are usually more expensive than those at the top. The same would apply to niches. Outside graves would also depend on location: those that surround the lake would cost more than those in the rear of the property next to the wall. Remember, these are 1931 prices!
Mausoleum, private — $1,800 and up
Crypts — $225 and up
Family Plots — $162 and up
Graves, Single — $42.50
Cremation: Adults — $50 / Children — $10 to $25
Niches — $35.00 and up
Urns — $12.00 and up
Hollywood Cemetery circa 1925 (LAPL)