‘The Graduate’ forever altar-ed La Verne church

You may know that the wedding scene in “The Graduate” — released 50 years ago today — was filmed in La Verne’s United Methodist Church. But you probably don’t know how it came to be and how it was almost wrecked. I round up all the details I can for Friday’s extra-long column, which is adorned with video clips, photos of the scenery as it appears today (watch the clips to compare and contrast) and even a video featuring yours truly. Let me know what you think — so far I can’t bring myself to watch it.

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  • DebB

    Thanks so much for this – I really enjoyed it! I’ve known for years about the movie ending being filmed there, but learned a lot more from your article.