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TMSFV Speaker Series WWII and the SFV

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The Museum of the SFV

18860 Nordhoff St.

Suite 204

Northridge, CA 91324

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Franky Ortega, a National Board-Certified Teacher at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, will be the presenter. He will tie in several valley landmarks with historical perspective on WWII. Topics will cover Lake Balboa Park, Birmingham General Hospital, Van Nuys Airport and Jue Joe Ranch, an old ranch with roots in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Attendees will learn or re-learn about the history behind war-era elements such as air raid sirens that were placed throughout the Valley, many of which are still visible today. The impact of the Cold War and might of the valley aerospace industry, Lockheed and SkunkWorks will also be discussed.

Of course, Hollywood and the entertainment industry did its share during the war to promote the Valley. Mentions of epic WWII film scenes from Van Nuys Airport's "Casablanca" Marlon Brando's "The Men", Jimmy Stewart's "It's a Wonderful Life" will be reviewed.

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The Museum of the SFV

18860 Nordhoff St.

Suite 204

Northridge, CA 91324

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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