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Warner Bros. sound stage roof collapses
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated October 24, 1961 partially reads, "The roof of the 27-year-old sound stage, one of the largest at Warner Bros., caved-in about 3:15 p.m. Sunday with an explosion-like roar, leaving a hole 50-by-75 feet in size and causing the building's walls to swell. There were no reports of injuries, but a watchman making his rounds narrowly missed being trapped inside. Police said Edward E. Flynn left the L-shaped building, which housed the 'Lawman' television set, about eight minutes before the roof came crashing down."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Motion picture studios--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Motion picture studios--Accidents--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Building failures--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Lost architecture--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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