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  2. Electro the Robot

    It’s hard to believe Elektro didn’t receive an Axademy Award nomination.
  3. Electro the Robot

    You can get a glimpse of Elektro (AKA Thinko) here in the original trailer... SEX KITTENS GO TO COLLEGE - TRAILER
  4. Yesterday
  5. Hi Len Y, This episode sounds great, where were you able to see it?. I Googled the show Disney Plus, and HULU were mentioned, but I was unable to find it. I would appreciate the information. Thank you
  6. Last week
  7. I finally caught up with the newest season of Cosmos (Possible Worlds) and in the final episode, Neil Degrasse Tyson, the host, talks about how Carl Sagan visited the 1939 fair and how he visited the 1964-65 fair and in both cases they used existing video and still footage to put young versions of the two hosts into the fair. He then goes on to imagine what pavilions could be /should be in a 2039 fair, talking about the progress made between now and then to make the world a better place. Ambitious ideas but well worth the look
  8. I had the great misfortune to have watched the movie, Sex Kittens Go To College on TCM. Oddly, it’s only redeeming aspect was the fact that one of the stars of this insipid film is Sam Thinko, a robot. But Sam was incognito for some reason. His real name is Elektro. The star of the Westinghouse 1939 pavilion. I really like TCM and learn a good deal from classic movies. As ridiculous as this 1960s bomb is, the fact remains that its best performer is the Westinghouse robot. Electro had a second career long after his starring role in 1939.
  9. World's Fair Show and Tell - May 30 - 10 AM Pacific

    It was great! And thanks to everyone for keeping an eye on the space launch so we didn't run over and miss it. Any plans to do it again? I'd sure enjoy it.
  10. World's Fair Show and Tell - May 30 - 10 AM Pacific

    Sounds intriguing, Wayne!
  11. World's Fair Show and Tell - May 30 - 10 AM Pacific

    Sounds like great fun. I have two things that should take less than 4 minutes in total. Also something that might take 5 minutes by itself, if we run out of stuff. (Ha! Wanna bet if that will happen?)
  12. Have something fun, different, or just plain odd in your world's fair/expo collection? Well, dig it out of the closet, garage, or attic and show it off to your fellow collectors. I'll be hosting a free "Show and Tell" session on Zoom this Saturday at 10 AM PACIFIC time (details below). Let's plan on each attendee getting five minutes to showcase the best of their collection. Hopefully this will give everyone a chance. If we cycle through everyone then we can start a second round, etc. I know some folks have collections that would fill the whole time but this way we can try to fit everyone in. Please pass this on to anyone else you know who would like to join in. Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: World's Fair & Expo - Show and Tell Time: May 30, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95501784358… Meeting ID: 955 0178 4358 Password: 1SQt62 One tap mobile +16699006833,,95501784358#,,1#,458040# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,95501784358#,,1#,458040# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 955 0178 4358 Password: 458040
  13. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Not under its own banner like in 1939 (had a big restaurant). I have never seen any signage for them at 64 either.
  14. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Do you mean not at all, or just not under their own banner?
  15. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    That's interesting, Wayne - especially as I don't think Ballantine Beer was at the 64 Fair.
  16. A few new slides.

    Always good to see more!
  17. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    White Trucks - saving the Fair from dire thirst White Trucks ad.pdf
  18. A few new slides.

    Another new - thses are razor sharp but all I have is sellers photos. Enjoy! E
  19. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Vent-air, not exactly a name of a company I'd imagine would be making contact lenses. Their style was modified PMMA from the late 50's on, with grooves on the external side. Now.... if they did HVAC work, I might have a coupon from them in the latest Sunday paper.
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  21. Expo 67 Zoom chat Saturday 5/23

    I'm glad you enjoyed that part!
  22. Expo 67 Zoom chat Saturday 5/23

    That was a wonderful and appropriate tribute to the Maine Pavilion.
  23. Expo 67 Zoom chat Saturday 5/23

    Thanks for tuning in!
  24. Expo 67 Zoom chat Saturday 5/23

    Even though I attended both Fairs (64 and 67), there were some nuggets in the video I hadn't heard before.
  25. Expo 67 Zoom chat Saturday 5/23

    The video is online now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_xPTtxzFbU
  26. Expo 67 Zoom chat Saturday 5/23

    Opening up the session now for anyone who wants to test their connection, etc.
  27. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Vent-Air was in the BLC, 2nd floor mezzanine, space 24.
  28. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    "Only contact lens at the NYWF" - wonder where that was? https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-York-Worlds-Fair-1964-1964-65-Vent-Air-Contact-Lenses-Ad-Eyeglasses-Chamois/202900093428?hash=item2f3dc9b9f4:g:HbYAAOSws25ePan3
  29. Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Montreal's Expo 67 Time: May 23, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96582318795?pwd=ckwrVkQyc1dOSzZkOUlHTVlKQjBMZz09 Meeting ID: 965 8231 8795 Password: 8U2CLa One tap mobile +16699006833,,96582318795#,,1#,023721# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,96582318795#,,1#,023721# 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) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 965 8231 8795 Password: 023721
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