'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas

April 13, 2015 3:30 PM

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Hollywood invaded the small West Texas town of Marfa 60 years ago this summer to make the epic "Giant," based on Edna Ferber's bestseller chronicling 25 years in the lives of a powerful rancher, his strong-willed, opinionated wife and a surly ranch hand turned oil tycoon.

The lavish Warner Bros. production was directed by Oscar winner George Stevens ("A Place in the Sun") and starred Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor as Bick and Leslie Benedict and James Dean, who would die just a few months later in a fatal car crash, as the rebellious Jett Rink.

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