”THE SEA HAWK” (1940) ”The Albatross” At Warner Bros.

23 Feb

Due to the lack of a sound stage large enough to accommodate the full scale ships used in the production, the studio built a new sound stage that covered a specially constructed artificial lake-water tank. The ships were 165′ and 135′ and surrounded by water twelve-feet deep. This photo was taken at Warner Bros Studios sound stage in 1943 while filming ”This is the Army’, one can clearly see the set of the military chorus singing.  Now,  If you to the right side of the photo, you will see the the stern of the Albatross  in skeletal form. This photo give you an idea on how large these sound stages are.  A terrific behind the scenes photo.

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— Kevin Wedman


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  1. twinarchers

    February 24, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Fantastic photo thanks

    • Kevin Wedman

      February 26, 2016 at 1:06 am

      My good pleasure twinarchers.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    February 25, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Awesome, Kevin! Thank You.

    Here’s some more info and imagery from Warners’ Studio 21:……

    • Kevin Wedman

      February 26, 2016 at 1:08 am

      my good pleasure Gentleman Tim.
      Thanks you for the information.

  3. rswilltell

    February 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Kevin! Keep finding these lost treasures! Ralph Schiller

    • Kevin Wedman

      February 26, 2016 at 1:10 am

      My good pleasure rswilltell.
      Will do.