Neglected Hangar From ‘Casablanca’ Finds New Home

The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of "Casablanca" has found a home a decade after being saved from the wrecking ball.

13 photos
1/13
David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP
2/13
David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP
This May 23, 2017, photo shows part of the disassembled hangar facade that framed the opening scene of the 1942 film "Casablanca," where it is stored in a parking lot at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
3/13
AP/File Photo
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a scene from the classic film "Casablanca."
4/13
David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP
In this May 23, 2017, photo, Christine Dunn poses for a photo with part of the disassembled hangar facade that framed the opening scene of the 1942 film "Casablanca," where it is stored in a parking lot at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Dunn, who with her late husband recovered the hangar 10 years ago, told the Daily News on Sunday, May 28, that it'll be moved to Valley Relics Museum, home to many pop culture items.
5/13
David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP
For decades, the hangar had been the home of Holga Metal Products Corps, a maker of metal desks and filing cabinets, the Daily News reports.
6/13
Warner Bros. Image
Production for "Casablanca" began 75 years ago.
7/13
David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP
The goal is to restore it as part of a Moroccan-themed restaurant at Van Nuys Airport.
8/13
The American Film Institute ranks "Casablanca" the second greatest American film of all time behind "Citizen Kane."
9/13
Casablanca
Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in "Casablanca."
10/13
EFE
A scene from "Casablanca."
11/13
Image courtesy of IMDB.com
Claude Rains as Cpt. Louis Renault in "Casablanca."
12/13
Warner Bros. Pictures
Ingrid Bergman played the role of Ilsa Lund.
13/13
"Casablanca" is fair to be called one of the most absolutely romantic movies of all time.
Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us