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Military's Secret Nuclear Bomb Film Studio Compound in Laurel Canyon is Now a Rehab Center

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Things are staying a little unusual at the Laurel Canyon compound formerly known as the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station--the military ran its secret nuclear bomb film unit out of the joint in the years between World War II and 1963, and it had a soundstage, screening rooms, processing labs, and a staff of filmmakers with top-secret security clearance (the story was just declassified a couple years ago). The compound has been on and off the market since 2010 (asking price earlier this year: $5.75 million), but now it's been pulled off the market and, according to broker/blogger Jimmy Bayan, leased to a rehab center.

The One80Center has "secured a long term lease for the Hollywood Hills site, where they plan to "house up to 18 residents at a time, who will dish out up to $50,000 per month to live and recover in this historic treasure." Weirdly, One80 also has two other vaguely historic properties nearby--the Houdini Estate in Laurel Canyon, which houses a transitional living facility (and where Harry Houdini did not actually live), and Elizabeth Taylor's old house on Summitridge Drive, which houses its main facility.
· 8935 Wonderland Avenue in Hollywood Hills Laurel Canyon [Just Off Mulholland]
· The Military's Nuclear Bomb Motion Picture Studio in Hollywood Hills [Curbed LA]