Escapism 9 January 2011Posted by marisacat in California / Pacific Coast, Culture of Death, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
The Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, the observatory – a popular tourist attraction in its own right – gives an amazing view of the Los Angeles basin, from downtown LA in the east to the Pacific ocean in the west. It featured in two major sequences of the James Dean classic Rebel Without a Cause; a bust of Dean was subsequently placed in the grounds of the observatory.
oh, I drifted thru a little gallery at the Guardian, photos of sites in Cali that have figured heavily in movies…
An unusual shot of Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park – – with Los Angeles, that strange dark dream land, appearing to be in the distance…
I always loved the old quote which, iirc, is attributed to Cecil B de Mille:
A tree’s a tree, a rock’s a rock, we shoot in Griffith Park – or we don’t shoot at all.