Supervisors say George Lucas museum belongs in Los Angeles

AP News
Posted: Nov 10, 2016 11:04 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles supervisors are urging "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to bring his planned Museum of Narrative Art to LA, not San Francisco.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said Wednesday that the museum would bring 1,500 construction jobs and another 350 permanent jobs to the city.

Lucas has proposed two possible sites for the institution: LA's Exposition Park, across from the Natural History Museum, and Treasure Island in San Francisco.

Los Angeles supporters point out that Lucas attended film school at University of Southern California and founded Industrial Light and Magic in Van Nuys before moving it north.

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The nonprofit museum — which will focus on movies, art and storytelling — is expected be fully funded by the Lucas family.

Lucas earlier this year abandoned plans to build the museum in Chicago.