Monday, July 18, 2016

Nine Famous Movie Sets Thanks to the Antiquities Act-- Part 1

From the August 28, 2014, Preservation Blog "9 Iconic Movie Sets, Starring the Antiquities Act" by Denise Ryan.

The Antiquities Act is considered America's first preservation law.  The 1906 law protects historical places across the U.S., many that have been featured in Hollywood blockbusters.

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK:  "Star Wars"  It was the desert planet Tatooine.

DEVIL'S TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT:  "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

STATUE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT:  "Titanic", "Day After Tomorrow," "Splash,"

ELLIS ISLAND:  12 million immigrants came through here 1892-1954.  "Godfather"


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