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North of Hollywood Hills - in San Fernando Valley - lies the city of Burbank, which houses the second largest airport in the Los Angeles area. It is known as the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, but was renamed on the centennial day of flying (Dec. 17, 2003) to Bob Hope Airport after the recently deceased equally old actor.

NBC, the Walt Disney and Warner Bros. Studios are all located in Burbank, and neighbouring North Hollywood houses the Universal Studios, so the airport is often used for cinema productions.

This photo shows the old Air Traffic Control Tower in the classic position on top of the terminal building. It was relieved in 1990 by a new "standard" Tower located "outfield" and now operating the airport. But this Tower can still be used for movie shots and it is said, to be the one in the famous final airport scene of 1942 classic movie "Casablanca", where Humphrey Bogart says goodbye to Ingrid Bergman.

Otherwise this picture shows the main in- and outcome of airports these days: Car parking and car hire! Runways for take-off & landing and areas for aircraft parking are far less cost effective!!

Image rotated 1,2 dgr CW; massive cropping; autolevels; resized; USM 170/1,5/5; framed (color from tower) and saved for Web.

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