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#75552 1939 Movie From Chrysler

Posted by specialbunny on 30 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

Hey! I just found this on one of my random websites: It's a movie called "New Directions".. it seems to be a stop motion film from the '39 Fair.

here's the movie:

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#96945 Graffiti headache at State Pavilion

Posted by JOHNNY AT THE FAIR on 04 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Let me first give my apology to Mike, I guess with all the hard work we put into the Pavillion I didn't see what he was really saying. I do have the latest report on the study of the Pavillion and Mitch is correct, the structure is in sound condition but there are pieces of concrete falling off the columns. It would be unsafe for the public to walk around, and the outer rooms are a complete disaster. We have found a mattress in one where a homeless person was sleeping ( remnants of the Fereal Pavillion) but with all that said we will be there this spring and start our scraping and painting of the interior walls and mezzanine band. I met with the new commissioner today and she gave full support to our cause. We also talked about ideas for the Fairs 50th anniversary. Will post to keep everyone up to date....Johnny
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#96967 Another drone visits the pavilion

Posted by WhoopsieDayze on 05 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

I found this on Youtube today. It was taken after the hurricane and has some fabulous views of the towers.  :)




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#75952 A Pavilion With An Identity Crisis

Posted by Bill Cotter on 12 June 2009 - 07:14 PM

Here's a view of the Czechoslovakia Pavilion at Man and His World in 1972:

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It's not too hard to guess what pavilion this was during Expo, is it? I'm surprised they couldn't do a better job of erasing the old name.
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#75531 1939-1940 NYWF park tour

Posted by Bill Cotter on 30 May 2009 - 02:31 PM

I had 8 or 9 yesterday so I can guess who voted against me. I can live with it.

As to the permit - if one is needed I'm willing to foot the $25 for it as a way of showing my support. I really doubt I can get there in person due to work commitments but I'll be there in spirit. I'm also sending some material to Jason to use as give-aways and door prizes as he sees fit. I hope it's a great day for all those who go.
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#75525 An Observation

Posted by Bogframe on 30 May 2009 - 08:45 AM

I have noticed that over the last year, the general tone of this board has taken a decidedly nasty turn. I refuse to point fingers and name names; those who have been guilty of all the sniping and ugliness know who they are and what they have done.
People, before the name change, this was known as Peace Through Understanding. By and large, that is exactly what this board was, and why I enjoyed coming here on a daily basis. I'm sad to say that I don't feel that way anymore. I don't know why some of you were drawn here, but in my case it was to keep the memory of my childhood visits to the 1964/65 New York World's Fair alive in my head, and to hear the experience of others who shared it; and we had that!
Now, however, it seems that every thread I read has someone jumping all over someone else for no apparent reason than to start conflict. I don't need this.
I'm going to take a month-long break from PTU and hope that when I return, this board will again reflect that wonderful ideal,
Peace Through Understanding
Good day and good luck,

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#74981 1939-1940 NYWF park tour

Posted by j4sing on 04 May 2009 - 04:17 PM

Mark this date on your calendars-

Tuesday, July 14,2009

I will be giving a tour of FMCP focusing on the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940.

The tour group will meet at 9:00am at the 1964 Main Entrance Building, top of the ramp.

This tour will emphasize on the size comparisons of the two fairs, and also give an insight on the area's previous incarnations, those being both a dismal ash dump and a pristine wetland before that.

The tour will start with a visit the Bridge of Flags, Garden of Nations area, and acknowledge the sites of many international pavilions from the 1939 fair, along with the League of Nations pavilion. then proceed to the eastern border of the fairgrounds, formerly the site of the Boy Scout Camp from 1939 and now a brand new recreation center.

The tour will then proceed to the Fountain of Planets(Lagoon of Nations for this tour) and follow the complete original path of the Flushing River to the Lake, pointing out the locations of the court of states,and the massive Soviet Union Pavilion. Medicus DVD footage of these pavilions will be available on a portable DVD player.
At the former site of the Aquacade, a video DVD of the actual 1939 show will be shown on a small screen.
The tour will emphasize on the size of the 1939 Amusement Zone, and visit the 1939 location of the Parachute Jump.
The Tour will then visit the Queens Museum, with an extensive tour of the building's exterior along with the museum exhibits.
From there, it will be decided on whether to visit the Transportation Zone or head back up into the main Fairgrounds, time dependent.

I encourage tour guests to bring bottled water, and carb snacks, it's a lot of walking!

This should be an interesting and informative tour. More info coming soon.
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#98466 New Season coming for NYSP Painting- supplies needed- please help

Posted by Bill Cotter on 21 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

I hope folks can find an extra $5-10 or so to help get this building in better shape. The better it looks the more likely it can be saved!!!

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#98460 Got room for another book on the 1964-65 Fair?

Posted by Bill Cotter on 21 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

Bill Young and I are thrilled to be reuniting for our third book on the 1964-65 Fair. We're also thrilled that this one will be in color. We don't have the exact details as to price and when it will be out but I'll post them as available. I just got off the phone with the publisher and haven't come down from Cloud 9 yet!



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#98148 New Season coming for NYSP Painting- supplies needed- please help

Posted by EDDIE1957 on 06 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

Mitch, Thanks for the rewards program! The post card,letter of authenticity and the wood slat is a well thought out "Thank you for your donation" not to mention the few dollars spent on postage. Though that wasn't my motivation for donating $25.00, it's just that we all have a common love and commitment to FMCP and all things related to the fair(s). SO COME ON EVERYONE,PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS....DONATE NOW!!
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#98141 New Season coming for NYSP Painting- supplies needed- please help

Posted by Bill Cotter on 05 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

If anyone can donate anything, even $5, this is one of the more worthwhile projects that has surfaced on this site. Please help if you can. If there's any hope of salvaging the pavilion this project is essential.

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#98094 New Season coming for NYSP Painting- supplies needed- please help

Posted by JOHNNY AT THE FAIR on 01 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

Mitch, is doing a great service in getting materials for our push to get phase 2 started. I also want to thank Stephanie who has helped Mitch get this off the ground. We face a bigger challenge inside the Pavillion than we had outside, and this phase may include the VIP deck. I want to thank all who gave in the past , and look ahead with excitmemt for this years painting.....Johnny
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#97591 Another "Then and Now" article worth reading

Posted by Bill Cotter on 06 February 2013 - 09:44 AM


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Posted by rainydaywoman67 on 29 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Here's another petitiion - if you love Flushing Meadows Park and its history, please sign!!




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#96889 Bon Année! Happy New Year!

Posted by Randy Treadway on 02 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Here's a nice "then and now" comparison. There's certainly a lot of skyscrapers on the Paris horizon now!


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#104646 New York State Pavilion Anniversary Event!

Posted by scrock30 on 17 March 2014 - 04:50 AM

You guys really deserve the opportunity to show for the great work that you have done these last several years. I felt very blessed to have helped back in 2010 when things were getting started. look forward to seeing you opening day. Steve 

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#104645 New York State Pavilion Anniversary Event!

Posted by Mike Kraus on 17 March 2014 - 04:38 AM

Well done, Mitch & Crew!!

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#101828 I wonder what was behind this door

Posted by Bill Cotter on 11 September 2013 - 10:35 PM

No, that would have been the Perisphere itself.

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#101825 I wonder what was behind this door

Posted by magikbilly on 11 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

Storage compartment for Robert Moses' ego? :)



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#101323 Ekaterinburg's Expo 2020 In Trouble?

Posted by Jim on 13 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

It is ironic that events which are designed to bring people together and celebrate diversity sometimes become so divisive.  In 2013, it is unacceptable for the world to stand by when any group of people is targeted for persecution by any government and especially those which to host world events such as the Olympics or an exposition.

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