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Hollywood preservator dies

Gibbons co-founded Heritage Museum

Marian Gibbons, co-founder of the Hollywood Heritage Museum, died of lung cancer Dec. 8 in Studio City, Calif. She was 89.

Gibbons opened the museum, housed in the restored Lasky-DeMille Barn on Highland Avenue, on Dec. 13, 1985. Along with the museum, Gibbons also helped found Hollywood Heritage, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of and education about the early days of the film industry.

In her book “Hooray for Hollywood,” Gibbons wrote about her 1978 return to Los Angeles after moving to the Midwest with her husband for his work. Gibbons found Hollywood deteriorated and worked with the non-profit and the museum, which is approaching its 25th anniversary, up until the time of her death.

There are no immediate survivors.

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