REMEMBER IT FROM:
Jill rode the paved wave into legendary status in what is perhaps the series best remembered (and most inventive) chase scene when she flees from the pursuing bad guy on her skateboard through the grassy knolls of Griffith Park.
FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
““, Season 1
THE FAMOUS SCENE:
One of the largest parks in North America, Griffith Park’s got a lot to offer. Scattered amidst its lush grounds are the Los Angeles Zoo, an antique carousel, an observatory, an outdoor theater and, oh yeah, the most famous landmark in Southern California – the Hollywood sign.
Bosley met up with the bad guys in one of Griffith’s many parking lots, adjacent to a woodsy picnic grounds where Jill was benched with the stolen diamonds. Kelly was stationed alongside a winding sidewalk.
The series’ classic skateboard chase was shot throughout the sidewalks and hilly zones of Griffith Park’s far east side – one identifiable spot Jill whizzed past was the merry-go-round, located near the south eastern corner of the park; the bulk of the action took place along Crystal Springs Drive.
Though not seen in the original television series, the park’s iconic Griffith Observatory was used as a dramatic backdrop in the 2003 motion picture Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle when the Angels went head to head with fallen Angel Madison Lee (Demi Moore), atop the historic building.
SIX DEGREES OF CHARLIE TOWNSEND
Griffith Observatory got its most famous role in 1955′s Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean and Natalie Wood; Natalie and husband Robert Wagner went on to actually own a large share of the original Charlie’s Angels television series during the 1970′s.
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MAP AND ADDRESS:
Griffith Park (Merry Go Round Area) [Visit Park Website]
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027