Monday, January 30, 2023

Giant Marfa

The movie Giant, based on the novel of the same name, spans 25 years of family conflicts, and social and business upheaval faced by a  wealthy Texas ranching family. Parts of the movie were filmed in little town of Marfa, Texas and in the wide open spaces that surround it. Giant free standing cutouts of James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson driving a yellow convertible, and a hotel with the movie crew are located north of Marfa on US 90. Hidden speakers play country music. A friendly local  man stopped to tell us to drive slowly and watch the convertible which appears to rotates you drive past.

The cutouts were made by John Cerney, a portrait artist who began painting murals on buildings which lead to him making the giant cutouts. He's created dozens of the cutouts but this is the only one that we've seen. We have some catching up to do!

Everything can be seen without leaving your vehicle. 

The parking area is pull through and large enough for any vehicle. Murals  30.33781, -104.132


  1. This is kinda cool. We didn't see these when we drove through Marfa a few years back. Possibly they weren't there at that time. Be fun to see them in person.

    1. They are cool! I'm going to seek out more of John Cerney's work as we travel around.