Whenever he has asked to visit his grandpa's grave I have had to say 'no' because, until today, he didn't have one. The ceremony, attended by Mason's nephew Christopher, as well as the British ambassador Christopher Hulse, was followed by an exhibition in the village of Corseaux celebrating his work.
A Master Mason, called the Worthy Patron MUST be present at all Star meetings.Then, minutes are read, sick members are mentioned and any items of mundane business transacted, much like any other club.If members are to be initiated, that is done, and that can take at least an hour.Finally, after lawyers traced them to a bank vault in Geneva, they faced another struggle to get them released for burial.Watching his son, also James, place flowers on the grave yesterday, Morgan, a film producer, said: "My son has never been to the village my father lived in before. It has been so, so long."Mason, born in Huddersfield, West Yorks, whose film career spanned 50 years and included Lolita, A Star is Born and North by Northwest, was laid to rest close to the grave of his friend and neighbour, Charlie Chaplin.