It was an absolutely perfect day for an interment yesterday, you could not have ASKED for lovelier weather. There was a tent set up next to the wall where drag legend Holly Woodlawn will spend eternity, looking out over the pristine garden-like beauty of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Old friends and new gathered to watch as her ashes were tenderly placed in the Columbarium, along with a couple of roses and a picture. In the crowd, I spotted Constance Cooper, Pat Loud, Robert Starr, Zackary Drucker, Van Barnes, Pauley Perrette, Gabriel Roltello, Rebel Steiner and husband Jake, and so many more. Afterwards, Pete Williams and I wandered around for a bit, paying our respects to other Hollywood legends Tyrone Power, Hattie McDaniel, Rudolph Valentino, Barbara LaMarr, Virginia Rappe, Cecil B DeMille, Mickey Rooney, Douglas Fairbanks…. and, of course, the dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz. Also there: Joey Ramone.
Rest in beauty, rest in power, rest in peace, Holly. You are LEGEND.