Balloon stunt location

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Balloon stunt location

Postby ric » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:28 am

Listed sometimes as "Frankfort, Kentucky", it's between Frankfort and Versailles in Kentucky.

I've located one of the backgrounds on Google maps, at https://goo.gl/maps/T2DoKYRgkUs

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Note the triangular lake on the left, and the two barns in the foreground.
The large building in the middle of the Google Earth image, and curved road approaching it, must have been added after 1965.

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Re: Balloon stunt location

Postby ric » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:39 am

I'm still trying to find a bit of background matching these images:
(the white barns in the back left corner could be the same as in the above image)
Contemporary reports say that it was filmed at "Mereworth Farm", but that is over near Lexington, a long way from the background I found already.

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Re: Balloon stunt location

Postby ric » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:39 pm

Contemporary photo galleries from the local newspaper suggest that filming of the Balloon stunt (and the biplane stunt) were done on Oct-28 and Oct-30 1964.
http://www.courier-journal.com/picture- ... /28032117/
News reports in the same paper said they had a lot of overcast weather, and had to resort to just doing close-ups with artificial lighting on the first day.


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