Crowdfunding campaign has been launched to save George Méliès' grave

The grave of George Méliès, a pioneering and innovative French filmmaker in the use of special effects in films such as "A Trip to the Moon" or "The House of the Devil", is now in disrepair.
The grave of George Méliès, a pioneering and innovative French filmmaker in the use of special effects in films such as "A Trip to the Moon" or "The House of the Devil", is now in disrepair.

George Méliès is buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, one of the most visited cemeteries in the world. Due to its advanced state of degradation, the tomb is nowadays hard to find, lost among so many other gravestones. The stone, now in ruins, is covered with a green stain and the letters are practically illegible.

Buried at the well-known Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the gravestone in his honour is now hard to find, lost in the middle of a row of tombstones and with a large green stain that has grown over the years, covering the crumbling stonework and making its lettering almost indistinct. 

Pauline Duclaud-Lacoste, Méliès's great-great-granddaughter, appeals to the director's many fans to help restore his grave that is adorned with a bust of George Méliès, a sculpture made by Renato Carvillani. 

You can help by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign.
More information in The George Méliès Project.
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