Griffith Observatory, "Rebel Without a Cause"
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tozainamboku
N 34° 07.084 W 118° 18.004
11S E 380104 N 3776010
Quick Description: The Griffith Observatory has been used as a location in many movies and television shows. It was featured prominently in Rebel Without a Cause.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/17/2006 6:14:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM11RN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rilekyle
Views: 233

Long Description:

The 1955 feature, "Rebel Without A Cause", staring James Dean, was filmed on location at several sites in Los Angeles. Several scenes were filmed at the Griffith Observatory. A bust of James Dean is located on the Observatory ground to commemorate the filming here.

One of the scenes was a dramatic switchblade fight on the east portico of the observatory.

Rebel Without a Cause fight scene

Here is the same location today. Notice the orange cone where the sightseeing telescope was in the original. The telescopes were removed during the recent renovation of the observatory and have not been replaced yet.

location today
Movie or TV Show: Rebel Without a Cause

Year Released or First Aired: 1,955.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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