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OFFICIAL NEWS George Lucas Museum to be Housed in Los Angeles, California

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  1. AstromechRecords

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    George Lucas has settled on Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California to be the home of his museum of film collections situated next to The Coliseum Stadium at The University of Southern California. After previous bids from Chicago and San francisco, this is the ideal place as it is the Alma Mater of George Lucas's Graduate school. A press conference was held at 4:30PM this afternoon in which 1,500 jobs are expected to be created and 350 jobs are expected to be permanent.



    SOURCE: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/george...museum-234525592.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma
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    My family's alma mater! ( i live pretty close so I can't wait)
     
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    The LA Times is reporting that after months of intense speculation, George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art will finally call the City of Angels home. Read on for more details.





    'It belongs in a museum!' - Indiana Jones



    Museum organizers have announced that the George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art will be built on Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, alongside the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of LA and the popular African American Museum. The narrative art museum will add to the already growing number of art museums that already span the great city.



    Lucas, 72 said he will fund the project to the tune of about $1 billion, including building costs, his art and an endowment of at least $400 million. The now retired filmmaker has spent several years trying to erect a museum for his art collection, which consists of Hollywood memorabilia from films such as “Star Wars” and “The Ten Commandments.”, thousands of illustrations and paintings including works by Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and R. Crumb.










    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently said that all-new Lucas museum is truely 'the largest civic gift in American history'. He say's that the 275,000-square-foot museum project hopes to bring numerous construction jobs, permanent jobs and become a top national tourist attraction to the city.





    [​IMG] Concept art for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Courtesy of Lucas Museum)





    Shortly after Tuesday's press conference at City Hall, Mayor Garcetti thanked Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, for selecting the city of Los Angeles.
    [​IMG] Otoh Gunga City (From Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - Photo courtesy of Lucasmuseum.org





    Although Lucas and his organizers have selected the site in Los Angeles, they will most likely face the same community scrutiny the project encountered in Chicago and San Francisco, although officials remain positive. If all goes as planned , the project could be completed as early as 2020.



    Groundbreaking is planned before year’s end, a spokesman said, with the opening targeted for 2021.



    Source: LA Times









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