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"Casablanca" hangar facade moved

Postby nichols » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:28 am

DAILY NEWS


'Casablanca' hangar facade lands home next to airport
By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 01/29/2008 08:21:00 PM PST

VAN NUYS - A piece of the first building at Van Nuys Airport, featured in the film "Casablanca," was saved Tuesday for viewing by aviation and movie buffs.

The 80-year-old facade of an arched hanger built two months before the original Metropolitan Airport opened in 1928 was moved at 10 a.m. to the Airtel Plaza Hotel.

"This is a victory for history," said Airtel owner Jim Dunn, who purchased the facade before Christmas as the hanger was being torn down for development.

"It's a twofer: It's a victory for preservation of the original hanger at Van Nuys Airport. And it's a tribute to the movie industry of Southern California."...


http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8113734

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Postby nichols » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:30 am

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:32 pm

it's funny - after doing the research for the valley tour - i seem to remember there was some debate about the casablanca hanger locale.

as i recall? most seemed to think it was grandview airport, not van nuys.
and most seem to agree - that the action shots with fog and all took place on the backlot, not on location.

seeing stars says the runways were van nuys:
http://www.seeing-stars.com/Locations/4 ... ions.shtml

and after looking at this shot... that is not grandview:
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Postby SDR » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:07 pm

" a victory for history" -- I love it ! Let's not forget that phrase. . .

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Postby Adriene » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:14 am

...and a cut-out for the plane!!


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