I just have to say I saw Endeavour over Griffith Park Observatory and the cheers and the glory and size and the way it banked and tipped its wings and the two fighter planes aloft and escorting in the bright blue California sky – and the impact that this vessel was in space and orbited Earth 4,700 times – okay, I’m done now.

Burbank, where planes were built under camouflage:

So, while movies were being shot at the studios in Burbank, bombers were being built at Lockheed:

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

All part of the war effort, Marlene Deitrich, Lucille Ball, and Linda Darnell sign autographs at the USO:

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