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  2. What cafe?

    I believe it is Ireland as well and those two drinks are Irish coffee.
  3. What cafe?

  4. Lighting at the Fair

    Wow! Those are great, Wayne!!!
  5. What cafe?

    I believe that's Ireland. Can you send me the link?
  6. Last week
  7. Lighting at the Fair

    Ugh. I skimmed too fast in this article. Please disregard.
  8. What cafe?

    One of a set of slides currently on ebay. Anybody recognise this cafe?
  9. Lighting at the Fair

    Shown in what offices?
  10. Lighting at the Fair

    I often wonder if the lighting pictures (shown by GE) in the offices are GE offices.
  11. Lighting at the Fair

    I recently acquired two comprehensive booklets on the lighting for the Fair, and will also repost here an article that has been posted before (in other places) by myself and Bill cotter, to have everything in one location. Light Magazine v33 no3 1964 was published by the Large Lamp Department of GE. It contains an amazing lot of details of lighting of pavilions, signs, the Unisphere, walkways, etc. Most striking is the number of interior shots of pavilions that I have not seen before. The Magic That Is Light at the New York World's Fair also was published by GE Large Lamp Department, and is a very fancy piece with translucent pages that overlay the pavilion/feature pages. The translucent page has text about the lighting and colored dots that overlay the location on the pavilion/feature showing where each type was used. I have scanned each such page twice, with and without the overlay, so it can be viewed as you would turning the pages. The Electrical Construction and Maintenance article "Lighting at the Fair," by Berton C. Cooper, is the one that has been posted before, and also contains a great deal of detail. Light Magazine v33 no3 1964.pdf Electrical Construction and Maintenance.pdf The Magic That Is Light.pdf p.s. - check out the details of the vertical luminaire panels at gate #1 (as well as the regular luminaire construction), shown on page 10 of Light Magazine.
  12. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    That is GREAT to hear, Bill! I knew that those things weren't generally too much of a problem, but was kind of giving credit for to the board (and its members). It's great to know that our administrators are actively keeping this a wonderful place to be. Thank you for all you do!
  13. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    Thanks for the post, Glen. Always good to hear from you. Happily we haven't had too many problems with trolls, and we do our best to take care of them as fast as possible when they surface. And I do try to keep politics, at least current ones, out of here so there's a place I can go without having to wory about the Argument of the Day from some folks on Facebook, etc. I plan on moving the board to a new host this summer, and will see what can be done about those missing images at that time. Same basic software, just a different hosting company.
  14. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    ****WARNING: Long, Rambling Post Alert!**** Thank you, Trey! And I think this response might be indicative of what happened to so many of the regulars around here. When I came back and saw this thread I kinda made a promise to myself that I would come around more often and keep up with everything going on in the forums. Then...a month-and-a-half passed before I came back and saw your post above! No excuse, it's just what it is. The interesting thing about a community like this is that the one thing we all know about each other is that we all have at least ONE thing in common. And the whole point of this site is to celebrate that common interest. But of course we all have complete lives that contain so many other interests, commitments, responsibilities and so on... I'll bet many former members still (and always will) have that passion they feel/felt for the Fair, but other things just had to take precedence. I might try to reach out to a couple of the people mentioned in the OP to see if they might drop by to check in. We'll see if I actually get around to doing that! Trey, I also consider you a good friend, and am ever-thankful to this board for "introducing" me to you and so many others who I wouldn't have met otherwise, but who I now consider to be friends (yes, even if it's only an online friendship). When I first discovered the board I had only been "into" World's Fairs for a few years. At first it was exclusively 1939-40 (as I believe was the case with you at one point as well, correct Trey?). Then it spread to 1964-65. As mentioned earlier I was born a few years after the 1964-65 NYWF gates closed for good. So, unlike many of the original members, I had never had the opportunity to actually attend the Fair. But The wealth of information that everyone had and the passion for the subject really drew me in. I lurked for about a year and didn't actually join and start posting until someone here actually posted about ME when I had put up a display of my collection at the Worcester Public Library for the 40th anniversary of the '64 Fair (and 75th anniversary of '39). I quickly went from a "newbie" who knew practically nothing about the Fairs into being at least well-versed in the subject. Friends and family probably considered me to be an expert on the Fairs, but I knew the true experts were here. Like Trey mentioned, Facebook groups are riddled with inaccuracies that you don't really find here. If something incorrect is stated someone will more likely than not correct it. The FB groups are kind of like Wikipedia, while the WFC feels a bit more like a true encyclopedia, even if it is being "published" by its members. While I've rarely find myself visiting over the past few years, I love the fact that I can still get here by typing "pea" into my computer. It still autofills "peacethroughunderstanding.org" and clicking that STILL brings me here (yes, that DOES also say something not so good about the age of my computer, but that's another story). I feel that old name really did mean a lot to the board beyond being the theme of the Fair. There really did seem to be a lot of peace and understanding between members. It was like a micro-version of what the Fair proposed to accomplish--on a small community scale. Like I mentioned above, we all have different things that mean something to us, but we all have the Fair(s) in common. If we started veering from that (as is likely to happen in Facebook or other places) I'm sure that peace would have been short-lived. The few members who would come along and seem to only want to cause trouble or start something (ie: trolls) would quickly learn that this community didn't go for that. They'd usually calm down and join in on the fun--or possibly be banned. I can't say I've ever seen much in the way of politics being discussed here, and that makes me glad. Politics are extremely important, but also extremely polarizing. And, obviously, that's not the reason I come here. Sorry, I got long-winded once again. Oh well, that's just what I do I guess!
  15. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    Two things to add: first, I just noticed that you're location is listed as MA. That's where I am too! Second, since you first discovered the board in May of last year I feel I should say Happy First WFC Anniversary to you!
  16. Wow, that's incredibly cool! I missed out on the auction, but wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway. The listing says that the seller ended it early because it was no longer available. Wonder if someone made an offer and they took it? I agree that I probably wouldn't classify that as being in "very good" condition, but considering how rare it is it certainly does seem to be complete! Hope it ended up in a good home with a Fair fan!
  17. A busy day near the Telephone Pavilion

    I missed that book and will check it out - thanks!!
  18. Uniroyal Giant Tire in the Wild

    Considering there are no cars on the wheel, it is most definitely post fair and standing on the Edsel Ford Freeway near Detroit Metro Airport
  19. Doris Day

    I believe Turner Classic Movies will running an all day tribute to Doris Day on Sunday, June 9. I know that the evening line up will include her best comedies including Pillow Talk, Move Over Darling, The Glass Bottom Boat, Please Don't Eat The Daisies and Lover Come Back. One of her earlier and most beloved films, On Moonlight Bay, will be aired midday. Her personal favorite, Calamity Jane, will air starting at 6 PM Another noteworthy film, Sunday in New York (Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor, Cliff Robertson, Jim Backus, Robert Culp and others, airs at 10 PM following an earlier showing of The Glass Bottom Boat. I mentioned Sunday in New York in an earlier posting. About thirty minutes in, when the lead actors are visiting Rockefeller Center, they are waiting for a metro bus. When it arrives at a stop on Fifth Avenue an advertising card announcing the opening of the New ¥ork World's Fair appears on the front of the bus and serves as one of those little treasures that makes a film so much more meaningful.
  20. Doris Day

    Doris was, for a brief time, part of my family tree. She married cousin Barry in the 1970s, but the marriage only lasted 4 years. I never met either Doris or Barry but occasionally visited with Barry's sister. She did not have any contact with them either - so there was no family advantage in meeting Doris.
  21. Up, Up, and Away at TWA Hotel

    I encourage you to do so, speedwell! Wherever you stay will be pricey but won’t have the spectacular space of this unique venue. I was there many times as a kid; even before my cocktail swirling days I felt I was in another world. Plus you get to go inside a Connie! Please go and report back!
  22. My parents loved it. It's the 55th anniversary of the opening of my Fair. Yikes how did that happen? It doesn't seem that long ago to me. I remember opening day.
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  24. Doris Day

    expo boy, Doris Day did not fly. In fact, she won the presidential medal of freedom given by President George W. Bush in 2004, but did not attend the ceremony. She declined a Kennedy Center honors presentation because she would not fly. She was offered film roles right up until 2015, but declined every opportunity because they would take her from her beloved Carmel. I also suspect she was a woman who did not measure her successes by the number of awards or accolades. I believe her success was the fact that she always found joy in just what she was doing. Best, Jim
  25. Up, Up, and Away at TWA Hotel

    I don't know if it'll last, but I'm seriously considering the TWA hotel for a Saturday night stay during Maker Faire this fall.
  26. Apparently this JFK TWA Terminal refit hasn’t gone bankrupt yet. I listened to video for opening date. Didn’t hear one. I did hear Grand Central called a Station, not a Terminal, and immediately dismissed the editors as bridge and tunnel carpet baggers. https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/up-up-and-away-at-the-twa-hotel-at-jfk/?__twitter_impression=tru But for a change, a story used the correct advertising tagline, as opposed to say, “Makes the Going Great.” Here’s some info about the jingle: http://brandedskies.com/2012/01/jingles-twa-up-up-and-away-1967/
  27. Doris Day

    As one of my all time favorite stars, I was very saddened to hear of her passing yesterday. What a legacy she leaves behind. She will be missed.
  28. Wow. You're the second guy I know who has helped build that world. Steve Alcorn was the first when I discovered his book, Building a Better Mouse . I highly recommend it, it is written as a play by play leading up to the opening day. A shot in the dark, have you heard of him and/or read his book?
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