Thursday, June 01, 2017

Matt Marr at Griffith Observatory

When you last saw him, Dancer and Actor Matt Marr was at the Chateau Marmont's Bungalow 2 filling in as James Dean. Today's post shows him at Griffith Observatory, another Hollywood location used in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause." What do you do when you arrive there on a Monday only to find out it's closed? You shoot photos around its amazing exterior.

Matt won third place in the fourth and final season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

More recently, he told me that he had the honor of dancing to "Singing in the Rain" at the service for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

Here he is posing next to the bust of James Dean, sculpted by the late Kenneth Kendall:

And leaning against the Astronomers Monument at the entrance to the Observatory:

The Astronomers Monument and Sundial (that's what's on top of the monument!) was completed in 1934. The design was by local artist Archibald Garner and was part of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP).

More Griffith Observatory photos at my main website.

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