Hollywood cemetery was built in 1899 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. To this day, Hollywood Cemetery holds the remains of more Hollywood stars than any other place in the world. And some remain active even today. Such as Rudolph Valentino, Cliff Webb and Virginia Rappe to just barely scratch the surface.
Rudolph Valentino was a heartthrob silent film actor, who's sudden death made headlines worldwide. Thousands of people poured in to attend his funeral service. What was even more mysterious, there was a woman in a black dress and veil that frequently visited his grave. Although, many believe this woman to be Ditra Flame, a woman who Valentino made an agreement with. If he passed away before she did, that she would visit him. Many have reported seeing a single rose appear in a vase, and a figure of a woman in black kneeling before his grave.
Virginia Rappe, perhaps wanting her true story to be told also remains vocal at the Hollywood Cemetery. Her life had been taken at the young age of only 25. Her death even today, remains a mystery. There have been various cruel and unusual rumors told. Some have said she had multiple abortions, she was an alcoholic, promiscuous and had venereal diseases. There were even 3 trials in attempt to accuse “Fatty” Arbuckle of raping and murdering her using a liquor bottle. She passed away a few days later after a party “Fatty” Arbuckle had thrown, of a ruptured bladder. The doctor that tended to her claimed there were no signs of rape. However, back in those days many were silenced…just look at the scandal at Jean Harlow’s home in Benedict Canyon. Truth be told, no one really knows what caused her death. I can honestly say, after reviewing all the information I have pulled, even I am torn. Nevertheless, cold spots and the sounds of weeping are often reported at her grave.
Clifton Webb a famous American actor and singer still displays his talents even more than 50 years after his death in the Psalms Mausoleum. Several eyewitnesses have reported hearing disembodied voices, whistling and yelling out "Attention”, Others experienced the electrical manipulation of the lights, felt a cold draft and a strange cologne permeates through the air by his grave. And there have even been some that claim to have seen his spirit, still dressed in a nice suit.
While Hollywood Cemetery is widely known to be the resting place of hundreds of Hollywood celebrities, it is also now officially a National Historical Site. If ever given the chance to visit Los Angeles, definitely take the time to stop by and check out the Hollywood Cemetery. There are many very famous celebrities buried there such as Jane Mansfield, Carl Switzer "Alfalfa", Douglas Fairbanks, Johnny Ramone, Tyrone Power just to name a few. There is a registry as well you can look at, there are clearly too many to list here.