Mark Masek

Biography

Mark Masek was born and raised in Joliet, Ill., about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. He was always interested in history and Hollywood and, when he moved to the Los Angeles area in 1999, he was able to combine his interests, and wrote "Hollywood Remains to Be Seen: A Guide to the Movie Stars' Final Homes," a detailed history and guidebook to 14 cemeteries in the Los Angeles area, as well as a guide to find the final burial locations of more than 300 entertainment celebrities. He is also a member of the Hollywood Underground, a group of people with the similar interests of finding and documenting the final resting places of celebrities. If they're famous, and they're dead, and they're buried somewhere in the Los Angeles area, he probably knows where to find them.

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Books

Graceland Cemetery: A Tour of Chicago History
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,370. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
"Graceland Cemetery: A Tour of Chicago History" is a walking tour of one of the city's most beautiful and historic locations, and provides specific directions to find the final resting places of nearly three dozen people who helped to make Chicago the city it is today, including business and political leaders, prominent architects and sports legends.
Fire Trap: The Tragedy of the Hope Development School
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1924, 23 people, mostly girls and young women from 5 to 26 years old, died in the Hope Development School fire near Los Angeles, a tragedy that has become an all-but-forgotten part of the city’s history. But the real tragedy was that state and county officials knew that the building was a dangerous fire trap, but were unable to find a safe location for the school.
Holy Cross Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
“Holy Cross Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide” is a complete guide to the burial locations of nearly 70 celebrities, including film legends Rita Hayworth, Bela Lugosi, Bing Crosby, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Loretta Young, Jimmy Durante, Rosalind Russell, Pat O’Brien, Ann Miller, Mary Astor, Ricardo Montalban, John Candy and Fred MacMurray, plus detailed personal and professional biographies.
Calvary Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The original Calvary Cemetery was one of the first burial grounds in Los Angeles. This book provides the most complete and comprehensive directory to find the burial locations of nearly two dozen celebrities, from the Barrymores; to silent film stars including Mabel Normand, Pola Negri and Ramon Novarro; to recent stars like Lou Costello and Irene Dunne; and even Ronald Reagan’s parents.
Home of Peace Memorial Park: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles contains the final resting places of some of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood, including MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, three of the four movie-making Warner brothers, and two of the Three Stooges –- Curly and Shemp.
Valhalla Memorial Park: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, near Los Angeles, was founded in 1923, and is the oldest cemetery in the San Fernando Valley. Although more closely associated with the aviation industry than entertainment, Valhalla contains the graves of many well-known and legendary entertainers and celebrities, and this book provides a detailed guide to find their final resting places.
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills: The Unauthorized Guide” is a complete guide to the burial locations of dozens of celebrities, including film legends Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Bette Davis; TV pioneers Steve Allen and Ernie Kovacs; comedians Marty Feldman and Freddie Prinze; musicians Liberace and Rick Nelson; and recent additions John Ritter, David Carradine, Brittany Murphy and Tom Bosley.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,070. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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For more than 100 years, Hollywood Forever has been the premier burial spot for Hollywood’s top celebrities. Today, it’s a leading tourist destination for fans who want to pay their respects to their favorite stars. “Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide” is the most complete and comprehensive directory to find the burial locations of nearly 70 celebrities.
Forest Lawn Memorial-Park: The Unauthorized Guide
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Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,680. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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From Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, to Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor, and everyone in between, “Forest Lawn Memorial-Park: The Unauthorized Guide” provides the most complete and comprehensive directory to find the burial locations of nearly 100 celebrities in what has been described by Time magazine as the “Disneyland of Death,” along with personal and professional biographies.