“Forgotten Hollywood”- Space: The Final Frontier…

Posted on May 24, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Griffith Observatory overlooking L.A. is as famous as the Hollywood Sign. Over the last decade, it’s received a facelift; due to the hefty contributions of science fiction-cinematic legend and his wife. The naming of the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon recognizes generous contribution by actors Leonard and Susan Bay-Nimoy to the Observatory’s renovation and expansion. A recent guest was legendary author Ray Bradbury.

   According to the Observatory website:

The Once and Future Griffith Observatory provides an exciting and compelling introduction to the history and unique public offerings of the Observatory. This 24-minute film, entertainingly narrated by Leonard Nimoy, reveals how the vision of one man led to the creation of an architectural, cultural, and astronomical icon for Southern California. The film offers an overview of the Observatory’s programs and exhibits and discusses how the building was renewed during the 2002-2006 renovation and expansion project.

The new 200-seat Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon presentation theater dramatically expands the Observatory’s programming and education capabilities.  Show Times: Every hour on the hour.

<— Leonard Nimoy is best known for playing Spock on Star Trek. He has appeared in genre-related cinema, including THEM!, a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Transformers series. On the small screen, Nimoy was a regular on Mission Impossible; and as a guest star on Sea Hunt, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, and recently,  The Big Bang Theory.

   Rebel Without a Cause was famously filmed at this location in 1954. James Dean had memorable scenes in the motion picture. The Griffith Observatory is opened mostly every day. Parking is limited.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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