Celluloid (Local Landmark)
(Robert) Merrell Gage (1892-1981)
City of Beverly Hills Purchase with help from Corinne Griffith
The Celluloid monument celebrates the independence of the City of Beverly Hills. Inscribed on the south side of the monument's square marble base is the commemorative statement that reads, "In tribute to those celebrities of the motion picture industry who worked so valiantly for the preservation of Beverly Hills as a separate municipality - erected 1959".
Fun Fact: At the top of the central spear is a multi-pointed star that was originally plated in 14-karat gold.