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I found this on Youtube today. It was taken after the hurricane and has some fabulous views of the towers.
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Posted by Bill Cotter on 16 March 2015 - 10:15 PM
The museum has invited me to participate in a NYWF event in September. I'll post details here when they're finalized.
Posted by Randy Treadway on 22 April 2014 - 09:24 AM
Posted by SonnyTFox on 13 January 2015 - 08:58 AM
Great film,thanks for posting.I especially enjoyed the shots inside the U.S. Pavillion.I spent the 3 day memorial day weekend at Expo 67with 4 of my friends.We drove 12 hours from N.Y. stopping only for food and bathroom breaks.We were very impressed by the sheer size of the fair.It was at least twice the size of the 64 N.Y.W.F.You guys know better than I but,
if I remember correctly it was on 5 Islands on the St.Laurence.I also remember how quiet the Subway /Metro was compared to N.Y.since the trains rode on rubber wheels as compared to N.Y.Subway metal on metal.
Posted by Sheri C on 04 October 2014 - 08:53 AM
I hoped to join a pre-existing thread but couldn't find one suitable. The VIP cocktail lounge was where we (as guides) would meet and greet before taking celebrities, dignitaries, journalists, politicians, and other special folks on tour. It had skylights so you could look straight up to the top of the bubble where the orange and white canopied parachutes floated. You could order anything and there was also a great chef in the kitchen preparing hors d'oeuvres.
I've attached the booklet with an infinite list of complimentary cocktails, dominated by Seagram's who basically ran it. I took a photo of the one cocktail (cordial) glass that I've managed NOT to break. When Expo was over, the staff was invited to pillage the cocktail storage rooms. We were also invited to take a limited number of other exhibit items. I have a Raggedy Andy from that display on the whimsical first level.
I hope you enjoy seeing the private side of the Expo experience. And I look forward to contributing more images, souvenirs, and memories as I explore boxes. Ok...now where were those.....?
Posted by Jim on 01 June 2014 - 09:13 PM
I would love to have just five minutes, a huge wad of cash and a large bag in that place.
Actually, I do have a several small Trylon and Perisphere souvenirs like the one this man is holding.
I always look for them at flea markets and antique shows.
Those photographs are so clear and crisp. And he was selling some cool things.
Question: Those can't be fly strips hanging from the ceiling can they? I would like to think
they're some sort of decoration or something but I think I know better.
Posted by BigMike1024 on 26 May 2014 - 01:25 AM
Lady Camille and Jon .... What fun it was indeed! Your group made it feel like 1964, it just all came together and felt like it was meant to be.
I am still getting emails and phone calls from people we met at the festival. Currently the Escorter is on it's way to the GOOGLE campus where it will be examined as they want to update and build a new Solar, Electric, Driverless "People Mover" guided by Google Earth. I can't tell you anymore than that for now, but maybe some day in the near future we will see a new World's Fair with "Google Escorters" zipping around.
After this Summer the Escorter will be getting ready to do some "Tomorrowland" movie press tours, including a trip to Epcot and Disney World.
There are a few photo shoots coming up and the've asked about getting some retro models to recreate some Vintage Shots using 35mm film and digital cameras. I would like to give them your names or contact info.
Stay in touch
Posted by Yessongs on 19 May 2014 - 12:54 PM
So there have been a couple of events at the park and I kept waiting for someone to post a recap but nothing yet....so....yesterday (5-18) I took the family for a stroll around the 50th Anniversary celebration.
Now - a brief disclaimer...this happened to be the day that my wife was really NOT feeling well but wanted to come to support my interest - as a result - I didn't get to do all the things we planned nor spend even a fraction of the time I hoped so my overview is somewhat limited:
We arrive around 1:15pm and the parking was already so jammed in the park that we were directed to park at Citi Field and walk over the bridge/boardwalk to enter the park:
Here are the pole banners that were at the entrance:
They were handing out these flyers to everyone who entered the park:
Here's the scene as we entered...not terribly busy but still - it's usually empty:
As we walked along a path I noticed these signs leading us to the Unisphere:
The closer we got - the more I realized that the fountains were on! - Check out the washed out area at the top of this photo - that's water:
We got to the Unisphere and, boy, those water jets shoot really high! Just as I was lining up a photo....they shut down the fountains to a collective disappointed "Awwww" from everyone around the pool . I never did see them come back on.
Sooo...off to the Queens museum to find a bathroom for the wife and munchkin. While there we took in the Andy Warhol "10 Most Wanted" display and visited the museums W.F. collection - now, on the second floor. The wife had never seen the Panorama and she was quite impressed - then off to the gift shop where I picked up this nifty patch:
Then it was time to visit the NYSP - as we walk up I am amazed - not only by the amazing state of the re-paint but by the replaced blue globes! I am going on and on to the wife how my friends on this site have worked so hard to restore what they can, but the globes are a total surprise. Now, understand, she not only does not understand social networking but she hates that it exists and goes on to tell me that I don't really know anyone here - it's just an internet thing.
Then, like on-cue, Richard Post walks up and slaps me on the back:
His timing couldn't have been any more perfect - Rich took us around to the entrance and as we walked past the huge line waiting to take a tour of the Tent of Tomorrow he tells me that Mitch and Johnny are also there - both came out to say hi....Boy, was my wife apologetic for doubting our community...lol. The globes are visible in the below shot. I won't spoil the magic by telling you what they used to replicate this detail but, either way, it was spot-on for the originals:
Then it was off to get some waffles. My wife and step daughter have heard me gushing about how these are supposed to be legendary and we MUST try them...then we saw the line. After 40 mins waiting...now I have a headache and am dizzy with hunger. We guessed that we still had a 1/2 hour wait ahead of us so we gave up on the waffles.
There were a good many display tents and stages...THEN we saw this from AT&T:
I have to say that I get to the park, probably, twice a year and it is NEVER this packed - it was just great to see so many people come to enjoy the park on such an occasion:
We had hoped to ride the carousel and check out a few more exhibits and some music but my hunger and my wife's general bad health got the best of us and we headed back to the car ....BUT...on the way past the Unisphere...what to do we see? Straight from the set in Canada:
It was a great day, though, I know, it still could've been so much better. I hope you have enjoyed my little tour. Hopefully the terrific public reaction to this and the event held on Aprill 22nd will be the catalyst to some real revitalization of the NYSP
Posted by molassesonassis on 13 May 2014 - 10:58 AM
I have to agree with Eric, that the word "tomorrow" is mainly tied with the 1939-40 NYWF. Also for the most part is largely a depression era term.
The 1964-65 NYWF was more about the immediate future that the earlier fair. This is what you can have now and this is what you'll have in a decade or two.
My impression of visitors is they just enjoyed the fair and were not hit over the head by corporate America. That being said, the average American 50 years ago was not as savvy about advertising as we are today.
Posted by waynebretl on 13 May 2014 - 07:19 AM
"Did you feel hit over the head with the presence of corporate America, or were you so entertained that it didn't register? "
Definitely the latter - and although the '64 fair was much more "near future" than the '39 fair, it had something that I have not seen mentioned about '39, and that is, a sense of the momentum of technology, due to covering its history as well as future directions. This was seen most plainly in the "Carousel of Progress," but in other exhibits too. You just felt that we were doing wonderful things and would be doing more.
Posted by JessGuinan on 06 May 2014 - 03:00 PM
My goodness, has it really been TEN YEARS since I posted in these forums?!?!?! Since PTU was mentioned last week, I decided to register again and check out the discussions.
It was so great seeing the Bills at the Queens Theater on the anniversary! I was apparently such a big donor at the museum that I'm going to be acknowledged in the playbills this season! What $20 can get you, huh?
Looking forward to talking to everyone again...even though I interact with most of you daily on Facebook!!!
Formerly known as JerkfaceJess
Posted by Bill Cotter on 03 May 2014 - 08:57 PM
Posted by waynebretl on 02 May 2014 - 08:15 PM
The color reel is fantastic, including the night shots - some of the best fountain footage. Thanks!