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Kaufman Astoria Studios Revisited Again

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Hidden : 04/28/2016
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Geocache Description:

This is a Seventh in a series, of T.V. and Movie production stages in NY...

The previous location of this cache was on the block that is now closed off.. i hadn' thad a chance to get back to it since they closed the street.. but i was able today < almost 3 years later> retrive the original cache that was there and relocated to this current spot...

Its a very busy intersection, and If there is a shows filming watch out for crew or teamstersor restaurant patrons,  that might want to muggle.. and if your luck you might catch a glimpse of a star...

You do not have to enter the property to access it.. The Studio is actually across the street.. you can see the Original main entrance if you walk around the block.. ..

This is one of the many movie studios in NY..

It was originally built in 1920 to provide Because it was close to the Broadway theater district. Many features and short subjects were filmed here between 1920 and 1933. The two most famous movies to be shot here during that period are The Cocoanuts (1929) and Animal Crackers (1930), the first two Marx Brothers films. It was also known as Astoria Studio and Paramount Studio. After Paramount Pictures moved all studio operations to California in 1932, the Astoria location was turned over to independent producers whose films were released through Paramount.

In 1942, the United States Army Signal Corps Army Pictorial Service took over the studio for the making of Army training and indoctrination films until 1971. The property was designated a national historic district and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The district encompasses six contributing buildings.

Motion pictures filmed there include the musicals Hair and The Wiz, and the film Carlito's Way. In 1984, The Jacksons' music video "Torture" was filmed there as well.Angels in America were also shot here. A 2009 remake, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, also used the studios. In 2011 the remake of Arthur (2011 film) filmed and few scenes there. MIB III, Smurfs, and Birdman also shot here...

Television shows filmed at the studio include Sesame Street, the Cosby show, Judge Judy, Law and Order : trial by jury, Hostages  just to name a few

The walls of the studio are lined with images of the performers who have worked in the studios, including Milton Berle, George Burns, Bill Cosby, Diana Ross, and Jerry Orbach.

Next door to the Studio is the Museum of motion picture .. you should check it out while you there... its got some pretty amazing stuff

Watch for muggles and teamsters:)

The cache is a Magnetic Micro.. use your initials please as not to over crowd the log..

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