Know Your City No. 11 – Astronomers Monument
Nov. 18, 1955: John Malmin’s photograph of the Griffith Observatory Astronomers Monument appeared in the Know Your City photography series. The Nov. 28, 1955, Los Angeles Times caption reported:
KNOW YOUR CITY, NO.11–You can see more stars here than at any Hollywood premiere because it’s one of the best night spots in town. No liquor served, but you get that high feeling. Just for fun, can you guess what it is? Answer on Page 8, Part 2.
ANSWER: Naturally, you’ll see stars there — it’s the entrance to the Griffith Observatory and Planetarium high atop the Los Feliz Hills. That big dome in the background should’ve been a cinch clue.
Designed by L. Archibald Garner, the Astronomers Monument was completed in 1934.
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