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Thread #108354   Message #2650487
Posted By: GUEST,Ken Brock
07-Jun-09 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: Songs involving Airplanes
Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
Flying Down to Rio, from the first Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers movie.

There are several references in THE GOLDEN APPLE (Moross-LaTouche, 1954), to the arrival (with a traveling salesman named Paris) and departure (Paris along with Helen, wife of Mayor Menelaus) in a hot air balloon (which lands on stage). This is on Mount Olympus - in circa 1900 Washington State. Onlookers include Mrs. Juniper, Miss Minerva, Lovey Mars, and Ulysses and Penelope Simpson.