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Celebrity 'war vets' to reunite 25 years later

February 22, 2008 |  2:33 pm


It's been a quarter-century since a bunch of actors hunkered down in the Santa Monica Mountains and found a way to make the Korean War both heartbreaking and funny. It's M*A*S*H, of course, which went on to spend 11 seasons on the three-year war.

Tomorrow, there's a reunion at Malibu Creek State Park, our own Bob Pool reports.

They’re hoping wet weather doesn’t turn “M*A*S*H” into mush Saturday in Calabasas. But rain or shine, a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the popular television series’ finale will be staged at the Malibu Creek State Park filming location used by the show, organizers promised Thursday. Several stars from the series — Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and William Christopher — have indicated they plan to attend. So have director Charles S. Dubin and producers Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe.

Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open to the public. Parking is $8. Head to the park’s main entrance, located at 1925 Las Virgenes Road.

And then it's a two-mile walk — about 35 minutes — to the site of the set.

-- Veronique de Turenne