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Ken Mogg writes:


> P.S. Didn't someone on this site pull me up a while ago about my saying
> that the fairground scene in Hitchcock's MR AND MRS SMITH (1942) is set
> at the New York World's Fair?  The person thought that the setting is
> Coney Island.  Well, I notice that Prof. Peter Conrad's new book, 'The
> Hitchcock Murders' (Faber), says this: 'The [scene is set in] the
> grounds where the World's Fair was held in 1939'.  Sounds like neither
> of us (me or my 'corrector') got it quite right.

Apparently, everyone is right.  According to a webpage devoted to the
Fair, the parachute jump was installed as an amusement for the fair,
then moved to Coney Island!  See:
        http://www.mcny.org/m23.htm

Don Larsson

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Donald F. Larsson
English Department, AH 230
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN  56001

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