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WeHo Reads: City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

oin the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for a WeHo Reads event celebrating the hauntingly unforgettable new book, City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, by writer, photographer, and longtime West Hollywood resident Carolyn Campbell.

Released just in time for Halloween, City of Immortals is a first-person account of the most famous cemetery in the world. Featuring new unpublished material, the volume contains over 100 original color photographs, and an illustrated pull-out map of the legendary necropolis – the result of Campbell’s three decades of research, study, and photography.

Established in 1804 by Napoleonic decree, Père-Lachaise is a 107-acre labyrinth boasting the final resting places of more celebrated artists, architects, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and actors – Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Gertrude Stein, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Frédéric Chopin, Isadora Duncan, Amedeo Modigliani, Sarah Bernhardt, and Colette to name a few – than any other location in the world. It is also a magnificent open-air museum of sculpture and architecture, representing the first revolutionary design in memorial parks and the fourth most popular destination for the 65 million tourists who visit Paris each year (behind the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe).

The author’s talk will include a slide show, a Q&A, a raffle of a free book and giveaway souvenir photos to people who show up in costume dressed as someone buried at the cemetery. A book signing will follow, with books available for sale by Book Soup. Published by Goff Books. Free Admission. To RSVP and for more info: www.weho.org/wehoreads. 
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