I will be very soon wrapping up my brief look at Montparnasse cemetery…
But, I cannot leave with a visit to a few of it’s stars. There are others who rest here that I missed.
Many stars from music and film that have their final resting place here. What was even more fascinating than finding these stars, was the “cult” aspect that is attached to some even years after their passing.
To start, I did my “special effects” coloring to evoke old films. For this is the gravestone of the father of the conservation and restoration of films in France. As it is engraved on the stone, he is the founder of the “Cinémathèque Française”.
You may not be able to see it well but the whole stone is made of small images. On the front, there are many little images from different films, and on the top, images of the man himself.
That is cool that he is in many sucessive images, like in a film.
Another film artist, below. He was a producer of films, especially musicals.
A gravestone that was almost absent of offerings, except these. Someone left a handwritten note that said:
” These Japanese cherry blossoms fell on the ground and their pinkish-violet color was like the color in the tapestries of…” (sorry; I didn’t read the end)
Touching and sensitive…
This is another feeling here. This is an actor’s gravestone. It looks a bit neglected, but not forgotten.
Relics which include rocks, corks( the actor liked his wine!) and an ashtray.
And finally, a popular singer named Serge Gainsbourg. His gravestone is filled to the brim with the adoration of fans. He is very visited. We didn’t photograph it closer up but people leave him lighters, cigarettes and notes.
There he is…