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    Large fire at Universal Studios

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,361251,00.html



    Some of Universal Studios' Significant Productions Shot on Fire Ravaged Backlot are listed on the link below.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,361266,00.html

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    Sadly, it appears that the main loss in archives may be music:

    http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.co...music-history/

    It looks like more was damaged or destroyed in today's Universal Studios fire than anyone previously thought. I've learned that Universal Music, which is a completely separate company and owned by Vivendi (which owns 20% of NBC Universal), rents space in the huge video vault housed on the studio lot. But one source tells me that, as a consequence, inside the video vault that was billowing thick black smoke were 1000's of original Decca, MCA, ABC recording masters from the last century including a wide range of music from Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters to Judy Garland and The Carpenters. "This is a tremendous loss in music history. A very sad day indeed.
    I really hope they were copied before storing as the video records were.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Wow! We were just driving by the studio yesterday and saw the smoke. We figured it was just special effects for a movie shoot. Sad news.

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