I was at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Sunday for the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn was born June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles and died Aug. 5, 1962, in Brentwood at the age of 36. She was also a Beverly Hills resident, living at 882 N. Doheny Drive Apt. 3 on two separate occasions in the '50s and '60s.
The entire day was a wonderful tribute to Marilyn and it was proof that even though she is gone, Marilyn is still very much with us.
The chapel on the cemetery grounds held a memorial service and it was sold out.
People (including myself) had to stand outside and listen to the speakers.
Fans lined up in a steady stream to see the crypt and have their pictures taken next to it.
People talked about Marilyn and left flowers, photos and you name it in front of the famous pink crypt.
TV stations were there as well.
Marilyn Monroe is one of those very rare people whose popularity grows decades after their passing.
Elvis is another.
There were no problems at the cemetery as everyone had nothing but respect for Marilyn and the event.
It was a historical day.
I made a video on YouTube of it. To view it, click here.
George Vreeland Hill