Although a number of books have been written about Forest Lawn, none have dealt extensively with the early years.
Some of what was prviously written was sanitized by Hubert Eaton who wanted a clean, almost miracle-like-story of how he transformed the cemetery. He deserves great credit for what he did and how he transformed the industry.
However, the true story is much more interesting. This book is based on years of research using original documents to tell the story of Forest Lawn's early years.