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  2. Yes Eric, I agree, loved the footage, even the third part was great. I had contacted the organization that provided it, only to find out you cannot purchase it on DVD from their archives.
  3. This is truly spectacular footage . I only wish there was a way to download it! (No link within the frame source)
  4. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Industrial Photography, May 1964 I reduced the file size as much as possible, because most of the articles are continued onto single columns on ad-heavy pages at the back. I decided not to crop them because it would delete the page numbers and make it really hard to follow the articles' flow. Still comes to 5.4 MB. Industrial Photography MAY64 small.pdf
  5. Come and take a look at the last world’s fair held in the United States!! Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: The 1984 New Orleans World's Fair Time: Jun 6, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98351218753?pwd=aEFPVjZnOTV0eGVhZDc4NW5LRXFqUT09 Meeting ID: 983 5121 8753 Password: 7MvDX8 One tap mobile +16699006833,,98351218753#,,1#,846720# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,98351218753#,,1#,846720# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 983 5121 8753 Password: 846720
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  7. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Amusement Business, May 30, 1964 Summarizes attractions , but laments the lameness of the NYWF amusement area, and says the large industrial exhibits provide no examples of affordable attractions that might be adapted to the regular amusement business. Amusement Business 30MAY64.pdf
  8. So I was right on at least one aspect.
  9. Wayne - thanks so much for reaching out to him. I knew right away when I first viewed it that it was very unique and rare for the 1964 timeframe. Best, Robert
  10. Reply from labguy (Richard Diehl): Here is my impressions of the video. This material was recorded on a quadruplex recorder and post edited. The entire sound track is done in a studio. I spotted Alan Arkin's voice immediately. The wife and boy sounded familiar too and turned out to be his actual wife and son. In fact, I think they were all together in the film, The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming. But, I digress. Placing the camera in the moving gondolas would not be too difficult with several crew members man handling the cable between the camera head and the control units. This is a beautiful example of the work done by on location video crews of the time period. Everything was moving slowly enough on the trams to pull this off without too much difficulty. The video recording gear would have been in Tele-Tape's mobile production van nearby. Tele-Tape productions was a 100% quadruplex production house. This video represents some of the highest quality field production work I have ever seen. Thanks for the link. That was awesome! Rich
  11. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    "Film World and A-V news magazine" May 1964 Film World.pdf
  12. It turns out that AMPEX made some "portable" video tape recorders (less than 100 pounds) in the years prior to the fair that recorded by helical scan on the 2-inch tape made for the big transverse-scan quadruplex studio recorders. It's possible one of these was used for this video. I am emailing labguy, a collector of extinct video tape machines, to ask for his thoughts.
  13. (This is why I enjoy reading early NYWF material) Observations: 1) The IBM Pavilion is different is shape from the outside and the maze in front is interesting. 2) That's quite a crowd in front and waiting to ride the Monorail.
  14. Last week
  15. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    New Jersey Bell magazine, February 1964 New Jersey Bell FEB64.pdf
  16. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    "AMERICA'S ONLY MILLINERY MAGAZINE" "hats" May 1964/One Dollar Cover features the unisphere (without U.S. Steel copyright) and a hat said to reflect the architectural lines of the AMF monorail. I have included the contents page, two pages looking back to the 1939-1940 Fair, and the only other page that refers to a fair (64-65), in a hat for dining at the Top of the Fair. hats magazine.pdf
  17. This was just released by Johnny Lightning. The base/stand is actually tin and makes for a nice display!
  18. Boy Scout video in the Park

    I have fond memories of being in the scouts. It's too bad they are being sued out of existence.
  19. I don't know who put together this new video for the Boy Scouts but it shows I'm not the only one who likes Scouts and the Park! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chnOUp2QzLY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1OpyPRT7GX_PSvq1e6Z6VKTe115KICrsWW-6hqoMQxJTfvMnl8eNX9mfw
  20. Stumbled across this by sheer chance. They've kept the globe, the rings and the base, replaced the continents with city buildings and surrounded it with bright 1960s graphic figures. Compare it to Bill Cotter's avatar on this site. Hope the link works. It's the front page of the current brochure for Theatre Charlotte in North Carolina http://theatrecharlotte.org/season-93.shtml
  21. I have no ability to draw or sketch but I do wonder why anyone would go to a world's fair and then sit to have a sketch or a portrait made. And judging by the sketch it looks like one of those caricature drawings.
  22. I wonder how many people still have their artwork! Newly restored 35mm slide.
  23. I wonder where it ended up. Newly restored 35mm slides.
  24. Feeling Goofy today?

    Newly restored 35mm slide from 1964.
  25. Newly restored large format slide from June 1964.
  26. Electro the Robot

    I thought a title like this would star a bunch of nobody's. Instead, it has a cast of somewhat well known talent. I was amused by the term, "Tallahassee's tassel tosser".
  27. Electro the Robot

    It’s hard to believe Elektro didn’t receive an Axademy Award nomination.
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