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THE SECRET ORIGINS of DR. STRANGE - PART THREE
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LOST HORIZON began as a 1933 novel by James Hilton.
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In 1937, the book was turned into a classic movie directed by Frank Capra from a screenplay by Robert Riskin.
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The movie's title frame...
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LOST HORIZON is a fantasy about a man whose plane crashes in the secret paradise of...
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Shangri-La, a hidden valley full of magic and mystery!

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Lost Horizon was remade in 1973. The remake's soundtrack album, by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, gives us a look at Shangri-La in glorious color!
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Our pencil-mustachioed hero, writer-diplomat Robert Conway (Ronald Coleman)...
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The peaceful, idylic land of Shangi-La is ruled by a mysterious High Lama (played by Sam Jaffee, who also played Dr. Ben Casey's mentor, David Zorba).
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The High Lama reveals that Conway's plane crash was no accident. He was chosen to be the High Lama's successor! Conway refuses the job and leaves the valley, but he eventually returns to Shangri-La and takes his place as the NEW High Lama -- thus blazing a trail that would be followed by a small army of superhero-magicians in the decades to come!
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LOST HORIZON CLIP
2 mins. 17 sec.

BONUS! Shangri-La as seen by Jack Kirby!
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THE SECRET ORIGINS of DR. STRANGE CONTINUES!
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BELOW: The original DC ad (by Gaspar) that inspired the mash-up above.
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