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Griffith Observatory Photos & History

Griffith Observatory Photos and History

Colonel Griffith Griffiths

The Griffith Observatory and Hall of science provided for by Col. Griffith Griffith four years before his death, presented some problems. As in the case of the Greek Theatre, Col. Griffith selected and stipulated the exact site for each. The location selected for the observatory and Hall of science was at the very top of Mount Hollywood. Even the means of access was decided; it was to be a particular railroad from the head of Vermont Canyon to the mountaintop. This, in turn, was to be reached by the extension of the street railway at a 5 cent fare. All of these details were intended to be in the interest of the public.

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By: Rene LeBanc

One of Hollywood's most enduring 'superstars' has yet to win a coveted star emblazoned on Hollywood Boulevard.  This 'celebrity' is the Griffith Observatory, which has been a featured location in hundreds of movies and TV productions.  It opened in 1935.  Its motto is,  'Inspiring the future, one imagination at a time.'

The observatory enables visitors from all over the world to explore the universe with high quality astronomical and scientific information and programs.  

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Being a wealthy land developer Griffith J. Griffith bought out acres and acres of some of the city's finest land. At the top of the Los Feliz area, of course, he constructed Griffith Observatory. Construction began on June 20, 1933 and after, almost two years, the magnificent Griffith Observatory was completed in May, 1935  Today, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the observatory's...