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SMART EDIT | CEMETERIES

FRANCE FOR MASTERS OF CEREMONIES

Irish playwright Oscar Wilde’s flamboyant tomb at Paris’ Père Lachaise is guarded by a giant winged figure and 1960s rock legend Jim Morrison’s modest final resting place may contrast, er, gravely with one another, but they are the star attractions of the world’s most-visited cemetery. The Gothic tomb effigies can have an unsettling effect, some lying as though just taking a nap … So, you might want to take a companion. Other notable names buried here include painter Pissarro, singer Édith Piaf, composer Chopin, and writers Balzac, Proust and Gertrude Stein. perelachaisecemetery.com

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USA FOR MEGAWATT STARS

Just because the famous residents of Hollywood Forever have departed from this world, don’t expect their stars to burn less brightly in the afterlife. Hollywood legends such as Rudolph Valentino, Judy Garland, Cecil B DeMille, Tyrone Power and John Huston are buried throughout this Los Angeles cemetery’s heavenly landscape, which regularly hosts outdoor screenings of classic movies and also dancing competitions. Still have some morbid fascination left? Half an hour away, Bing Crosby, Rita Hayworth and John Ford are interred at the lesserknown Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. hollywoodforever.com

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