Cecil B. DeMille Museum Planned

The Associated Press Jan 21 2000 2:11PM ET LOS ANGELES

(AP) - Epic filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille is getting his own museum at the cemetery where he's buried. ``It's small but it does preserve many of the significant artifacts from the history of film, which after all is the art form of the 20th century and basically the American art form,'' Charlton Heston said Friday before the project was announced.

Heston, Betty Hutton and other stars of DeMille films were invited to the Hollywood Forever cemetery for announcement of the project. A former chapel will be restored to house items from his films and show a biography about the director.

There also will be a garden. The museum will open in about four months.

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