Virginia Tech University Libraries, Special Collections
in collaboration with
the Department of Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management
The Lyric Theatre--A Look Back at the Beginnings
Design Alternatives: Proposed Theatre for Plank & Whitsett to be located at
Blacksburg,Virginia, April 28, 1928
First Floor Plan (linked
image is 193K)
Second Floor Plan
Dustin Hoffman was originally slated to star in Blade Runner (1982), but when he
pulled out of the project, the part went to Harrison Ford, who gave a virtuoso performance.
Another Ford part...that of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)...was to
have gone to Tom Selleck, but he was committed to his TV series, Magnum P. I.
Hoffman, incidentally, got his break when Robert Redford turned down the lead in The
From The Book of Lists: The 90s Edition by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace
(Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1993).
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Last updated: January 18, 1996