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Flying down to Rio [electronic resource] : Hollywood, tourists, and Yankee Clippers / by Rosalie Schwartz.

By: Schwartz, Rosalie, 1936-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Centennial of flight series: no. 10.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (386 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781603446341 (electronic bk.); 1603446346 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Civilization -- 20th century | Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Technological innovations -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Motion picture industry -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Flying down to Rio (Motion picture) | Aeronautics -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Tourism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Territorial expansion | United States -- Relations -- Latin America | Latin America -- Relations -- United States | Tourismus | Film | USA | Lateinamerika | SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social AspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Flying down to Rio.DDC classification: 303.48/32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An entertainment century -- Reflections on wonderlands -- Inventors and entertainers: aviation -- Inventors and entertainers: movies -- Surmountable contradictions -- Lines in the sky -- PAA and RKO: the Rio connection -- Musical fantasies, political realities -- Movies, airplanes, and touristic urges.
Review: "In this book, author Rosalie Schwartz uses the 1933 RKO-Radio Pictures production Flying Down to Rio as a point of departure from which to examine the interplay of technology and popular culture that shaped a distinctive twentieth-century sensibility. The musical comedy connected airplanes, movies, and tourism, ending spectacularly with chorus girls dancing on the wings of airplanes high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.".Summary: "Flying Down to Rio: Hollywood, Tourists, and Yankee Clippers shows the close connection between commerce, aviation, film, and empire. By the end of the twentieth century, reality caught up with and surpassed imagination. Aviation, movies, and mass tourism had become powerful global industries, contributing to an internationally connected, entertainment-oriented culture. What was once unthinkable had now become expected."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-373) and index.

An entertainment century -- Reflections on wonderlands -- Inventors and entertainers: aviation -- Inventors and entertainers: movies -- Surmountable contradictions -- Lines in the sky -- PAA and RKO: the Rio connection -- Musical fantasies, political realities -- Movies, airplanes, and touristic urges.

"In this book, author Rosalie Schwartz uses the 1933 RKO-Radio Pictures production Flying Down to Rio as a point of departure from which to examine the interplay of technology and popular culture that shaped a distinctive twentieth-century sensibility. The musical comedy connected airplanes, movies, and tourism, ending spectacularly with chorus girls dancing on the wings of airplanes high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.".

"Flying Down to Rio: Hollywood, Tourists, and Yankee Clippers shows the close connection between commerce, aviation, film, and empire. By the end of the twentieth century, reality caught up with and surpassed imagination. Aviation, movies, and mass tourism had become powerful global industries, contributing to an internationally connected, entertainment-oriented culture. What was once unthinkable had now become expected."--BOOK JACKET.

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