Flying down to Rio: Hollywood, Tourists, and Yankee Clippers

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.18
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 88%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $7.18   
  • New (3) from $26.51   
  • Used (9) from $7.18   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$26.51
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(819)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2004 Hardcover New

Ships from: Seaford, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$60.00
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(434)

Condition: New
Gift quality, Fine. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Ships daily.

Ships from: Boonsboro, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$80.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(146)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

"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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

HAHR
...as richly textured a journey as is its namesake film...it reflects great enthusiasm and intellectual creativity and will appeal to both popular and scholarly audiences.
Colin M. MacLachlan

This book seems to hit virtually every thing of note in the crucial period of modern entertainment and aviation . . . a wonderful tapestry of technology, war, popular culture and social change. . . . an enjoyable read, while providing insights useful to the scholar as well as the general reader . . . history as it ought to be, but seldom is in reality. She has fused imagination, humor, has an eye for attractive detail, and is a skilled writer and historian. . . . It sets a new standard that places aviation history within a very insightful context and ties together a whole range of elements from tourism, popular culture, social change, evolving appreciation for the potential of aviation, politics, etc.--Colin M. MacLachlan, John Christie Barr Distinguished Professor of History, Tulane University
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585443826
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Centennial of Flight Series
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


ROSALIE SCHWARTZ lives and writes in San Diego, California. Two of her previous books, Pleasure Island: Tourism and Temptation in Cuba and Lawless Liberators: Political Banditry and Cuban Independence, have won the Hubert Herring Award for best publications on Latin American history.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction : an entertainment century 3
Ch. 1 Reflections on wonderlands 21
Ch. 2 Inventors and entertainers : aviation 75
Ch. 3 Inventors and entertainers : movies 131
Ch. 4 Surmountable contradictions 181
Ch. 5 Lines in the sky 221
Ch. 6 PAA and RKO : the Rio connection 259
Ch. 7 Musical fantasies, political realities 303
Epilogue : movies, airplanes, and touristic urges 343
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)