LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- A gay California couple celebrated their life together and their plans to spend eternity under the same headstone with a party in a graveyard.
Bernardo Puccio and Orin Kennedy invited friends to join them at Hollywood Forever, which happens to be a cemetery and the final resting place of Tyrone Power, John Huston, Marion Davies and Fay Wray, among other people, The Los Angeles Times reported. The event included the unveiling of their Carrara marble monument, which includes an urn holding the ashes of a beloved cat, and the showing of a documentary video about their life, a service the cemetery provides for its customers.
Puccio, an interior designer, and Kennedy, a retired location manager, have been a couple for more than 30 years. Like many in Hollywood, both are from elsewhere, Puccio from Alabama -- Lana Turner suggested he add the "o" to his first name for some continental oomph -- and Kennedy from New York.
"No one, to our knowledge, has taken this approach -- to celebrating life in a cemetery," Kennedy told the newspaper "We've always celebrated things in a big way. Any excuse to have a party."