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We'll always have Van Nuys: Hangar from 'Casablanca' saved

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/29/2017
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. Christine 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP) © The Associated Press 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. Christine 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of "Casablanca" has found a home a decade after being saved from the wrecking ball.

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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP) © The Associated Press 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

The arched facade dating to the 1920s has been in a Los Angeles parking lot since it was removed during 2007 renovations at Van Nuys Airport.

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. Christine 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP) © The Associated Press 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. Christine 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

The hangar with 95-foot doors appeared in movies including the 1939 Laurel and Hardy comedy "The Flying Deuces." Most famously a plane lands in front of it in 1942's "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

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. Christine 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP) © The Associated Press 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. Christine 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. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Christine Dunn, who with her late husband recovered the hangar 10 years ago, told the Daily News on Sunday (http://bit.ly/2qv0Y9L ) that it'll be moved to Valley Relics Museum, home to many pop culture items.

The goal is to restore it as part of a Moroccan-themed restaurant at Van Nuys Airport.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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