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    Model of James Dean Monument at Griffith Observatory. Numerous movie and television productions have used the Griffith Observatory as a filming location, including The Terminator, The Rocketeer, and Star Trek: Voyager. The best known of these is Rebel Without a Cause, which used the observatory for several key scenes. Decades after the death of James Dean, the observatory decided to pay tribute to the young star by erecting a monument to him on the premises in 1988. This one-of-a-kind 20" model by artist Kenneth Kendall served as a prototype design for the monument, which still stands outside the observatory. A bronze bust sits atop a white column, which contains a gold star and the words "James Dean" written large, plus a bronze plaque commemorating the making of of Rebel. The model is in Excellent condition. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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