James Dean - Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 07.121 W 118° 18.050
11S E 380034 N 3776079
Quick Description: This bust of actor James Dean is located near the Griffith Observatory.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2010 10:09:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM8MVV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
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Long Description:
With the famous "Hollywood" sign as a background, this sculpture of James Dean celebrates the Griffith Observatory as the site where several films were made.....James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause being one of them.

The plaque accompanying the bust indicates:
" KEY SCENES FROM THE/CLASSIC
MOTION PICTURE "REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE"
WERE FILMED AT THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
IN SPRING 1955. ALTHOUGH MANY MOVIES
HAVE BEEN FILMED AT GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY,
"REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE" WAS THE FIRST TO
PORTRAY THE OBSERVATORY AS WHAT IT IS AND TO CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE OBSERVATORY'S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION.
THIS MONUMENT ACKNOWLEDGES GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY'S LONG AND CONTINUOUS
INVOLVEMENT WITH HOLLYWOOD FILM
PRODUCTION BY REMEMBERING THE YOUNG
STAR OF THAT MOTION PICTURE"
TITLE: James Dean

ARTIST(S): Kenneth Kendall

DATE: 1988

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS CA000437

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
2800 East Observatory Road Los Angeles, CA 90027


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Well maintained.


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