At Glendale’s Forest Lawn cemetery, check out a massive collection of Michelangelo art replicas

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Lead Photo: Unknown Photographer, Hand-painted Billboard with Michelangelo’s David, 1955. Archival photograph, 15 x 8 inches. Courtesy of Forest Lawn Museum.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park is now home to Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, Paul Walker, John Ritter, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and many more. Open since 1906, the cemetery has over six locations across Southern California. The Glendale location also has a museum with a new exhibit called “Unveiling the Past: The Art & History of Forest Lawn.” It will open on October 20 and run through March 13, 2022. 


Unknown Artist, Gothic Design for Hilltop Mausoleum, c. 1936. Charcoal and colored pencil on drafting paper,  39 x 25.5 inches. Courtesy of Forest Lawn Museum.  


Unknown Photographer, Book, Quill, and Ink Sign, 1954. Archival photograph, 18 x 14.8 inches. Courtesy of Forest Lawn Museum.  


Unknown Photographer, Forest Lawn Cemetery Stone Gate, c. 1912. Hand-tinted photograph, 19.25 x 8.5 inches. Courtesy of Forest Lawn Museum.

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