A complete series of 10 silkscreens by iconic gay artist Keith Haring has been donated to the Center by Tyler Cassity, a co-owner of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Keith Haring. Category : Fine Art.
This week in the magazine, Tad Friend writes about the California cemeterian who is trying to redefine the idea of last rites. Here, with Amy Davidson, he talks about green burials, graveyard tourism, and the future of funerals. How so?
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By Ryan Gorman. The judgement of an influential Democratic California politician is being called into question after it has been revealed he took a boyfriend under a fraud investigation on trips to meet foreign dignitaries and even accepted a donation from him. John Perez, 44, speaker of the California Assembly, dated Hollywood funeral director Tyler Cassity between and
Cassity may have gotten the place for a bargain, but what faced him was enormous, so run-down was the cemetery under the management of its eccentric owner, Jules Roth The cemetery has been meticulously restored and turned into a state-of-the-art operation, encouraging clients to videotape their life stories or those of their departed loved ones, to be presented as part of services. As anyone who has attended a funeral at Hollywood Forever can attest, the video is an enriching experience, assembled with taste and imagination.
Meanwhile, in St. Louis, Cassity, his parents and his older brother are defendants in a lawsuit that contends they looted millions of dollars from trust accounts and insurance policies that were supposed to be set aside to pay for customers' funerals. The suit was filed by a receiver appointed to oversee the Cassity family's National Prearranged Services Inc.
Magazine article The New Yorker. How much rest do the dead require? Late this spring, two experts were discussing burial theory over lunch at a Japanese restaurant in Mill Valley, California. The elder man, Ron Hast, had just visited Fernwood, a new "green" cemetery on the edge of town owned by the younger man, his friend and protege Tyler Cassity.
You might not expect a man whose business is death to be upbeat and optimistic, yet Tyler Cassity is anything but somber. The ambitious year-old cemetery owner is enthusiastically breathing new life into the old burial business. Some of his ideas may even shock those who believe death rituals should be sedate: Films shown on the sides of mausoleums, funeral services broadcast via the Web, cemetery concerts and graveside kiosks containing digital documentaries of the dead tend to raise a few eyebrows.
New User Account. Email: Password:. Town meetings, simplified voting processes, pride gatherings, and cultural fairs are, said Demille, some of the ways to establish common ground and encourage participation among all groups--from residents and developers to environmentalists and the business community.