Farrah Fawcett in Los Angeles
Happy and Sad Moments for Our Private Tour in this Little Cemetery
With our more mature Los Angeles private tour guests we often will visit one of the many local cemeteries where the plaques and gravestones will recall wonderful movie and television memories. Several of the nearby memorial parks are sprawling (Forest Lawn with its two spacious locations, Hillside), Hollywood Forever is just a city block in size and right in Hollywood, and then there is our favorite, Westwood Village. This pocket park requires the least amount of walking and offers the highest number of recognizable names. We find it fitting that it is located directly behind a movie theater and encircled by nearby studios and film production companies. Our guests today were big fans of Charlie’s Angels (the television series, 1976-1981) and in particular of Farrah Fawcett. Sometimes we think her death from cancer overshadowed her illustrious career (4 Emmy nominations, 6 Golden Globe nominations) and, like so many glamorous stars, her marriages and relationships sometimes drew more attention than the quality of her work. She was much more than a pin-up girl. She had real acting chops and worked on Broadway (Extremities) as well as significant dramatic roles on film (The Burning Bed). Our visit to her grave brought back wonderful memories for our guests and enlivened the discussion of past television and movie stars as we meandered through the tiny memorial park.