LaGuardia Airport is not only a vital part of Queens transportation history, it also played key roles in three Oscar winning films.
In 1942's "Casablanca," refugees from war-torn Europe exiled in Morocco hope to fly to Lisbon, then board a Pan American Airlines seaplane on a flight to LaGuardia's Marine Air Terminal.
In "Gentlemen's Agreement" (1947), John Garfield as a World War II Army captain lands at LaGuardia en route home.
In 1950's "All About Eve," Bette Davis playing a Broadway actress boards a plane at LaGuardia and says her classic line: "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride."
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