Friday, February 11, 2011

Greetings From Griffith Observatory

One of southern California's most famous landmarks, Griffith Observatory has served the exploration of science since opening in 1935.  Frequently a backdrop or set piece for filmmakers, it has appeared in numerous movies and television programs over the past seven decades.  Among its more notable appearances: Rebel Without a Cause, The Rocketeer, The Terminator, Rocky Jones Space Ranger and the 1950s era Adventures of Superman.

The postcard caption:
The splendid view of the Griffith Observatory with its shining copper dome arouses much interest to the residents and tourists in Southern California.  The museum and lectures give the layman an insight into the celestial mysteries and some of the "whys" of nature.


Anonymous said...

Griffith Observatory was one of the many field trips that we went on during elementary school during the late 50's-early 60's. Looking back, it is a wonder how we got on the bus, traveled as a group over 25 miles away from La Mirada, and there were no parents - just teachers to chaperone us kids around. We brought our lunches and ate in Griffith Park. I believe I was in 5th or 6th grade (1962-ish).