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Airport hangar facade of ‘Casablanca’ saved

The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of “Casablanca” has found a home, a year after being saved from the wrecking ball.

The curved façade which dates back to the 1920’s in Los Angeles parking lot since it was removed in the course of 2007 renovation Van Nuys Airport.

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The hangar with 95-foot doors appeared in films, including the 1939 Laurel and Hardy comedy The Flying Deuces.” The most famous of a plane lands in front of it in 1942’s “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Christine Dunn, who with her late husband restored the hangar to 10 years ago, told the Daily News on Sunday that it will be moved to the Valley Relics Museum, home to many pop-culture items.

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

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