Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
The Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery or Cimetière of the hills of Hollywood de Forest Lawn is located at the 6300 Forest Lawn Drive with Los Angeles in California, on the southern slope of the Vallée of San Fernando close to Burbank. Surrounded of the Studios Disney, Universal, Warner Bros., it became the cemetery of the stars of Hollywood and many members of American cinema industry. It belongs to the Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries in charge of the administration with the cemeteries with the California with the south.
The memorialThe Forest Lawn Memorial Parks are a cultural institution of the area of Los Angeles. The Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills is a place dedicated to the safeguarding of the American history . The park includes/understands inter alia the points of interests according to:
the Runs Liberty or " Off; Court of the liberté" , which presents statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well as the Birth off Liberty Mosaic or " Mosaic of the Birth of freedom " who makes approximately 50 m out of 9 m and is composed of ten million parts of glass of Venice representing twenty-five famous scenes of the American history of 1619 with 1787.
the Old North Church , a faithful counterpart of the historical church of Boston, immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his famous poem Paul Revere 'S Wrinkles . It contains invaluable documents of the colonial time.
the Hall Off Liberty American History Museum or " Historical museum of freedom américaine" present a counterpart of the Liberty Bell , as well as many exposures. It also includes/understands an auditorium of 1.200 places.
the Monument To Washington or " Monument with Washington" , a bronze and marble statue dedicated to the first president, created by the sculptor Thomas Ball. Four of the generals of Washington are also honoured there.
the Lincoln Terrace or " Terrace of Lincoln" , presents a bronze statue of cin meters in height of the 16th president, realized by Augustus St Gaudens, flanked of a mosaic representing of the scenes of the life of Abraham Lincoln.
the Plaza off Mexican Heritage or " Place heritage mexicain" , present of the sculptures of the artist Meliton Salted Rodriguez, of Guadalajara (Mexico). Salas Rodriguez represents there detailed counterparts of works and objects representative of civilizations Aztec, Huastec, Maya, Mixtec, Olmec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Totonac and Zapotec which preceded the modern Mexico.
HistoryThe Forest Lawn of Glendale was founded in 1917 by Hubert Eaton, which believed firmly in a merry life after death and thought that the cemeteries was places far too depressing. He pled for the creation of places which would reflect its optimistic vision of death. He considered Forest Lawn like a large park not populated of hideous monuments and other signs of terrestrial death but a place filled with large trees, beautiful lawns, singing fountains, of beautiful statues and a memorial.
The cemeteryAmong the large ones of the cinema and the many high-speed motorboats which are buried there, let us quote Robert Altman, Edgar Buchanan, Bette Davis, Roy Oliver Disney, Marvin Gaye, Jill Ireland, Buster Keaton, Dorothy Lamour, Fritz Lang, Jeff Porcaro, George Raft, Telly Savalas, Rod Steiger, Jack Teagarden, Forrest Tucker, Lee Van Cleef and even a Nobel Prize, Carl David Anderson.
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