Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Take Flight

The next time you are in line for one of those delicious frozen raspberry lemonades at Peevey's Frozen Concoctions, take the time to look at the various props used to decorate the area. The name Peevey is a reference to A. "Peevy" Peabody, the character from The Rocketeer who helped Cliff Secord with the mysterious jet pack.

The right hand side features a pennant from Bigelow's October 15, 1938 Air Circus as well as a newspaper clipping questioning the true identity of the mysterious Rocketeer.

On the left side, the Rocketeer's jet pack and helmet are on display, possibly awaiting the next flight.

While this delightful movie was never considered a commercial success, it is nice to see that references still exist in the parks (the Fountain of Nations also features a show set to the movie's main theme).