Jan 112017
 

Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art

After a thoughtful deliberation, the one BILLION dollars Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has chosen Los Angeles as its home.

What is the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art?
The non-profit museum, which features a bold new architectural design, will be a one-of-a-kind gathering place to experience collections, films and exhibitions dedicated to the power of visual storytelling and the evolution of art and moving images. The museum will present original work by world renowned and emerging artists, cutting-edge digital technologies, and daily film screenings in state-of-the-art theaters, as well as extraordinary educational opportunities for students of all ages. The Lucas Museum will truly be a museum unlike any other. The facility will be designed by the award-winning architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects.” Read more about the incredible new museum.

What does the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art mean to Los Angeles?

  • 1500+ New Construction Jobs
  • 350+ New Permanent Jobs
  • $1 Billion+ Invested by George Lucas & Mellody Hobson
  • $0 Cost to Taxpayers
  • that’s of course in addition to being an asset to Angelenos, Los Angeles students and visitors from around the country and the world!

L.A. Mayor, Eric Garcetti in response to the welcome news said:

“Art exists to inspire, to move, to educate, and to excite. Thanks to George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, millions of Angelenos and visitors will enjoy an extraordinary collection anchored in storytelling — an art that carries so much meaning in the history and legacy of Los Angeles.

L.A. is gaining a new jewel with the breathtaking Lucas Museum of Narrative Art — and its presence here means that a day at Exposition Park will soon bring unrivaled opportunities to be immersed in stories told on canvas and celluloid, be moved by the richness of African-American history and expression, be awed by the wonders of science and the natural world, take a journey to the world of space exploration, and sit in the stands for a world-class sporting event.

I believed in the vision for the Lucas Museum, and we went after it with everything we have — because I know that L.A. is the ideal place for making sure that it touches the widest possible audience. I am deeply grateful to Mellody and George, and to our educational, governmental, and cultural leaders for their extraordinary support in helping us bring the museum home. Now it’s time to build the vision.”

 

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Jan 062017
 
Carrie Fisher's dog

Gary – Carrie Fisher’s orphaned dog – greeted guests arriving to memorialize his mistress and her mother. He is missing them, too….

UPDATE: On Friday 01/06/17 a private funeral for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (the Hollywood Dynasty’s mother and daughter who died only a day apart) was held at the Hollywood Hills’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The ceremony brought together the family, friends and their famous Hollywood peers.

Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher shared that the family didn’t know what container to use for Carrie’s ashes. In the end it was decided that an item she cherished – which also represents her sense of humor – is most appropriate. What was the item? A container – replica of a giant Prozac pill.

The loving mother and daughter were interred together. In Todd Fisher’s words, “they were together here and now they are together in Heaven.”

The two stars were laid to rest in a close proximity to Bette Davis and Liberace memorials. A public memorial service is planned and will be announced in a near future.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher rest in peace. Their artistic legacies are here to stay.

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On Thursday 01/05/17 Hollywood’s who–is-who gathered for a private memorial service for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Among the 200 mourners were Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Meg Ryan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Love and Ellen Barkin. They honored the memory of both stars and comforted Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd.

A larger memorial service and a funeral in the Hollywood Hills’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park, is scheduled for tomorrow. According to reports – no official statement was released by the family so far – actress Meryl Streep, who portrayed Carrie Fisher in a film based on Fisher’s semi-autobiographical novel “Postcards from the Edge”, is to give the eulogy. A section for the public will be reserved for the ceremony. The reports are unconfirmed.

Mother and daughter who were best friends and died just one day apart will be laid to rest together. Debbie Reynolds wished to be buried. Carrie Fisher wanted to be cremated and was. Reynolds’ remains will be buried with a part of Fisher’s ashes.

To most of us, Debbie Reynolds’ death was a case of a mother’s broken heart and that much more devastating. Her son Todd however finds solace in the fact that the two are together, again. He’s likely right. It might have been too painful for Debbie Reynolds as a mother, to be left behind and suffer from the separation from her daughter.

May both stars, mother and daughter, rest in peace. May their family find comfort in our grief which confirms how much both were loved.

 

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