How to Visit Hillside Memorial Park

Americans can never get tired of seeing celebrities. They watch every one of their films, purchase magazines with stories and photos of them. On the other hand, they also visit their official websites on a daily basis. Hill Memorial and Mortuary is a Jewish cemetery located in Culver City, California. A number of famous and well known Jewish celebrities are resting in the park. The cemetery is also known for Al Jolson’s elaborate tomb which was designed by Los Angeles architect Paul Williams. The tomb is a 75 foot monument on top of a hill above a water cascade.


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    Go through the main entrance

    Use the large entrance of the park at 6001 West Centinela Avenue, in Culver City, California. Hillside can be observed even from a distant place. It is located on the east side of the San Diego Freeway and is towered by a big monument that seems like a beautiful water tower, but is present there in the memory of Al Jolson. The cemetery can be visited from Sunday to Friday and the timings are from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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    Mount of Olives

    Go to the west of Mount Zion Way and you will find actor Vic Morrow on the right in Block 5, Mount of Olives. He starred in Combat and was beheaded in a weird accident while on the sets of “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” 1960s political figure Yippie Jerry Rubin is placed at Mount of Olives, 14-466-3. After that, go back and go east, turn right onto the coming road. Go around to the east or back side of the park, then right onto Knoll Drive and keep going on the left till you reach the Mausoleum and the Al Jolson Memorial and Waterfall. It will be at the top of the hill.

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    Mount Zion Way

    Trace back and go to the Memorial drive and head to the curve to the northwest or right. Follow the road on the left, then turn left one more time onto Mount Zion Way. You will see the Canaan and Canaan Crypts section on your right on the north side. Moreover, you will observe the grave of famous Hollywood personality and MCA creator Lew Wasserman in Plot 8.4 in the Wasserman Family Estate of Canaan. Warner Bothers artist Isadore ‘Friz’ Freeling is placed in Canaan Section E-249. You should remember him as he is a household name and used to feature in several Saturday morning cartoons.

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