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kk Untitled 13, 2013 Archival Ink Jet Print on Canson Platine Fiber Rag 14 x 14 inches Gradually, given its proximity to the French Quarter as well as increased intervention on the behalf of the Archdiocese, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 became a top tourist attraction for the city. As the number of people on site began to improve, families and locals gradually began to come back to the site and take a renewed interest in the care of their historic family tombs. It is now an actively visited site, and is considered safe for tourists. 29 Scenes for the movies Cincinnati Kid (1965) and Easy Rider (1969) were filmed in the St. Louis Cemeteries. Following the release of Easy Rider, the Archdiocese enacted a policy of disallowing any filming in its cemeteries, except in the case of preapproved documentaries and educational films. BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE o Untitled 15, 2013 Archival Ink Jet Print on Canson Platine Fiber Rag 14 x 14 inches