To help us get into the mood for our next Tuesday Chat Night Movie,*
Charlie Chan at the Race Track, I've pulled a photograph from Rush Glick's notes on the movie at www.charliechan.info.
"Santa Anita Park, located at 285 West Huntington Drive in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia, opened in 1934. It served as the backdrop for much of the action in 'Charlie Chan at the Race Track.' although it was called 'Santa Juanita' in the film. The inaugural running of the Santa Anita Handicap took place in 1935, becoming the nation's first $100,000 race, a staggering purse at that time for a horse race, which put Santa Anita on the horseracing map. Other Hollywood movies have been shot at Santa Anita over the years, including the Marx Brothers' 'A Day at the Races' in 1937."
Courtesy of www.coolstuffvideos.com/images14-prints/printdayattheraces841.JPG.
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*Chat Nights are from 8:00 to 10:00 (EDT) with the movie starting at 8:30. I hope to see you there!