L.A. Supervisors Say George Lucas Museum Belongs in City
Lucas has proposed two possible sites for the institution: Los Angeles and San Francisco.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles supervisors are urging Star Wars creator George Lucas to bring his planned Museum of Narrative Art to their city, 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: L.A.'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 the University of Southern California and founded Industrial Light and Magic in Van Nuys before moving it north.
The nonprofit museum — which will focus on movies, art and storytelling — is expected to be fully funded by the Lucas family.
Lucas earlier this year abandoned plans to build the museum in Chicago.