And speaking of "REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE," the rebellious teenagers from that 1955 film attended "Dawson High," which was supposed to be located at "University & 10th." In fact, the campus was really Santa Monica High School, located at Pico Boulevard & 4th Street in Santa Monica.
The Griffith Park Observatory is situated atop a hill in Griffith Park (2800 Observatory Road), with a great view of the city below. James Dean shot the knife fight scene of the classic 1955 film "REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE" in the observatory's parking lot. (In recognition, there's a large bust of James Dean on the west side of the Observatory.)