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Our Guests Direct Their Private Tour to Visit Don Knotts
We are generally not very far from our guests’ hotel by the time we already have determined who their favorite celebrities are. Some guests board our luxury SUV with very complete lists of who their favorite movie stars are, which television shows they grew up loving and what they like to watch now. Favorite musical performers, radio personalities…we generally have wonderful suggestions as to where to take them as we enjoy a private custom tour around Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. This day we were talking right away about the Andy Griffith Show and funny man Don Knotts. “Would you like to visit him at a tiny little city cemetery?” Our guide was astounded by the joyful response from his large group. They were like kids again excited about meeting a movie star. Well, almost. But as you can see above this was the top spot for them at the Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery. Sure, we went to see Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster, Farrah Fawcett and many other important and familiar Hollywood names while we were there but it was Barney Fife and the Incredible Mr. Limpet that our guests were most pleased to spend time with and we were happy to give them all the time they wanted.
So many of us when we think of Truman Capote quickly bring to mind In Cold Blood, his chilling account of a real family murdered in Kansas in 1959. Let’s remember that he also penned the short story of Holly Golightly which later became the cherished film BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. The photograph above was taken on a private luxury tour when we took our guests to see the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Did you know that Mr. Capote’s ashes were removed in 1994 to be scattered in New England with those of his longtime companion, Jack Dunphy?