Known by many names since opening in 1930, Burbank's Bob Hope Airport reflects the diversity of both California and the aviation industry itself.
The 1930 Memorial Day celebration in Burbank, Calif., was a spectacular series of events befitting the glitz and glamour of nearby Hollywood. An estimated 25,000 cars brought 200,000 people, including many movie stars, to witness the grand opening of United Airport, which was unabashedly heralded as the first multimillion-dollar aviation facility in the United States. The three days of festivities featured a parade through Burbank, a dance atop the new terminal building and the aerial ...
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