“Forgotten Hollywood”- Death Takes a Holiday…

Posted on September 5, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will be 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 ones who put the town 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 true feel of Hollywood’s Golden Age.


   Sir David Frost was a renowned journalist, writer, comedian, and media personality. He attended Cambridge University, where he became the editor of the campus newspaper, Varsity, and a literary magazine called Granta. Graduating from Cambridge, Frost worked for Anglia Television where he honed his television and journalistic skills.             SIR DAVID FROST——————>

   In 1962, Frost was selected as 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. John Cleese and Graham Chapman, founding members of Monthy Python’s Flying Circus, wrote for the show.

   David Frost may be best known for his 1977 interview of disgraced President Nixon. An interviewer, producer, and author, Frost made small-screen history by conducting the only televised interview in which Richard Nixon discussed Watergate, and the former president acknowledged he had disappointed the American people. Syndicated on a barter basis, the interviews were broadcast in seventy countries. Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen) created the Tony-winning play, Frost/Nixon, based on his interviews. Morgan also penned the adaptation for the 2008 movie. 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.

   Sir David Frost died suddenly of a heart attack while on the cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth, and engaged as a guest speaker during a planned working holiday. The genial talent was 74.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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