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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

Diagrammatic Longitudinal Section

First Floor Plan (linked image is 193K)

Second Floor Plan

Cinema Trivia
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 Graduate (1967).

From The Book of Lists: The 90s Edition by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1993).

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