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While out on the runway this morning I ran into an older gentleman that was explaining how the Lockheed Electra that I was shooting was actually the plane used in Casablanca at the end of the movie (about 4 min from the end). The story was interesting but after doing some research – it seems that there is more to the story – see the link at the end if you want to read about it.



While I was shooting I decided to shoot in Black&White and then later in post I actually converted to old sepia toned paper – this was inspired by the gentlemans story.

True or not – it made the photos more special to me. I hope you enjoy them.




A beautiful plane no matter what the “real” story is. Here is the link if you want to read more.


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  1. Love the choice of the prints in sepia.

  2. Nice!

    “Play it again Sam, you played it for her, now play it again for me.”

  3. Bill Fortney: I own a copy of the original Casablanca screen play. Mr. Rick never utters the line “Play it again, Sam.” Urban legend. The actual line to Sam is: “If she can stand it, I can. Play it!” See page 62 of the original 6/13/42 screen play.
    FWIW, I have seen the movie about 15 times. And the airplane was great. Thanks, guys!

  4. I stand duly corrected! So, “if she can stand it, I can. Play it.” Now being a Kentucky Hill Billy, if I’d a written the script it a been Like this, ” That thur song you done sung, sang it agin!, right Purdue like!”

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