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    An interesting find about the proposed 1996 Budapest World's Fair. The site was to have been divided between the Buda side of the Danube River and Margitsziget (Margaret's Island). Initial plans called for a joint exhibition in Vienna and Budapest in 1995. When Vienna lost interest, it was rescheduled for 1996 to celebrate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian state. Sadly, it was never held.
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    NYWF was probably the first place I saw moving walkways. A moving INCLINE must’ve been a real treat for my young self! Like kids having more fun w the boxes Christmas presents come in, some of the most fascinating aspects of NYWF were not the featured exhibits and displays, but the buildings they came in and the logistics and conveyances surrounding them.
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    The Tower of the Four Winds, May 1964
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    Another restored large-format slide.
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    A couple of sighting of the NYWF logo.... "World of Henry Orient"(1964)- great film made a little better by a tracking shot of the girls playing hopscotch and a NYWF poster seen briefly in a window. "Tickle Me" (1965)Elvis spends half his time on a Greyhound bus in this clinker. Can't miss the "See you at the World's Fair" and official logo just to the left of the passenger door. "Only One New York" (1964) I own a rare copy of this French full-length documentary that is a foreigner's view of the world's greatest city. Warts and all pic that stresses the warts...it's a priceless b/w look at NYC shot in the summer and fall of 1963 and NYWF references abound. Just seeing the 42nd street marquees should give you goosebumps, and get you teary-eyed with nostalgia. "Harvey Middleman, Fireman" (1965) Obscure debut of cartoonist Ernest Pintoff with Hermione Gingold and Pat Harty shot in late Sept. 1964 with a delightful scene at the New York World's Fair which makes the mediocre film a MUST-SEE...and critics of it's time said that...not just an incurably biased critic of today! I have a 16mm print of this and it's good fun.
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    I've been away from the board for awhile and just read that Space Park has been demolished. The last time I was there (May '99), it was in disrepair and being used as an aviary for birds on vacation. America's fascination with space has waned, and the state of the park is indicative of how we collectively feel about a past when big things were accomplished (including the Fair). I had no idea that Space Park contained the largest static display of rockets in the U.S. outside of Florida. The Hall of Science and the city of new York should be ashamed that this representation of scientific achievement should go the way of the dinosaur. Since space travel cannot be marketed by the same folks who are preoccupied with selling PC's, bandwidth, and the interactive kiosks found at the Hall, I wonder what the fate will be of the Titan and Atlas rockets? And thank you for the photgraphs! The scaffolding around the rockets resembles real gantrys....
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    In addition to rowing on Meadow Lake with respect to FMCP, other preliminary reports indicate that tennis events would be held at the National Tennis center (U.S. Open complex), and softball in the park somewhere. Also it's hard to imagine Shea Stadium (or whatever Mets ballpark exists then) and the Unisphere as a symbol in some manner would not be incorporated as well.
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    Mike, I noticed the family phone booth in that photo too, and it brought back such fond memories. On my very first visit to the Fair (the first Saturday, would have to have been April 25, 1964, right?) I was with a friend and his family, and before we visited our first pavilion we stopped at one of the booths to call my Mom. What a magical experience!! I remember telling my mother that all four of us could hear her...and she didn't believe me until we all started talking. Even the decor was futuristic (the built-in bench and the console that sort of 'hovered' in front of you....). It would be so neat to have those things around today...except I suppose the maintenance would be prohibitive, and homeless people would wind up living in them. Well, I have seen the future, and it's not quite what the Bell System and General Motors had in mind...
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    From everything I've read; even Westinghouse's press releases from the Fair days, it appears no seperate Book of Records was kept for Capsule 2. It appears more of an addendum to Capsule 1. Personally, I believe thay should remain unopened. But 5,000 years? A bit over the top on that one
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    Bruce, your answer is not likely as you'll see in the following reasoning. A) There are four scenes, each spaced about twenty years apart. 1) What time is it? Just before the turn of the century." (About 1899?) 2) Twenty years later. (Early 1920's) 3) "It's the frantic forties". (About 1940) 4) Christmas season, mid sixties. (About 1965) In (1) the suction vacuum cleaner operates on "one boy power". The "boy" must be a family member (otherwise child labor laws would have been violated). The mom (Sarah) and the dad (narrator) must be in their early thirties to have a son able to operate the vacuum (maybe age ten). Jane, the daughter, is getting ready to go on a trolley ride (hayrides are old fashioned). Jane must be at least fourteen years of age to be allowed to go on a trolley ride with her friends. So far, we can count on there being two children. 2) In scene #2, Jane, coming home from a date, lingering... Mother says "Jane, it's after 9:30". "Yes, mother", says Jane. By adding 20 years to Janes' age, she is about 34 at this point and still dating. The mom and dad must be in their early fifties. 3) "It's the frantic forties and the kids are back at school". Mom and dad must be around 70 at this point. Daughter Jane is on an electric excercise machine talking on the phone about going to a dance with Wilfred. She must be about 54 years old and still going to "dances". In the meantime, grandma and grandpa have advanced to around 95 years of age. 4) It's now Christmas season (in the mid sixties). Mom and dad must now be in their mid nineties. Mom says, "The children are at the airport to meet grandma and grandpa" who are now about 124 years old. Grandpa still plays golf and his score is in the eighties. The "children" can't possibly be the same as those in the first scene, since they are in their seventiesand are not children any more. We must conclude that the children that went to the airport were adopted twelve years prior and are still in their teens. So the answer I get is four, two natural born and two adopted. They also owned at least four dogs in sixty five years, all of whom growled at visitors. [This message has been edited by Ray in Pasadena (edited 10-18-2000).]
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    Mike, you and I would BOTH be interested to know. Try and get listed on a major search engine! Sometimes you're lucky, sometimes you're not. The best hope for sites like ours (yours included now!) is to get linked to rings and as links off of as many other related sites as possible. Hopefully one of us will hit the big times and can bring the others along via the links! I've found that it's not easy to make it to the top of the heap, no matter what you have to offer - good, bad or indifferent! Bill
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    Welcome, Neil! Reading his story, I am reminded that most of the people in the world who are interested in the Fair haven't yet found these sites. I would be very interested to know why this is so! And Neil, be sure to visit Bill Young's and Marc Williams's sites by clicking on the "Visit Member's Websites" at the top of the page. If you haven't been there, you'll be flabbergasted!!
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    Hoodluck, do you have a day by day breakdown like that for the whole Fair run? I tried that phone number and no one picked up? I think they may have closed that office.
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    Today's Non-Sequitur cartoon - a parks commissioner with too much authority
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    Today it would be the ashes of GE itself.
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    Preach on, brother. I feel the same way!
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    I recently bought a large collection of large format slides mounted in glass mounts. They measure 2.5x2.5 inches so there's a lot of detail in them, and the photographer did a nice job framing most of the shots. That's the good news. The bad news is they were mounted with fingerprints and dust on them, and have since also picked up mold/mildew spots. I am scanning them after I take them out of the glass mounts and physically cleaning them as well as I can with lint-free cloths and compressed air, but the spots are there to stay. I can get most of them out in Photoshop with the Healing Tool and Color Replacement Tool, but it takes a lot of time. Looking at the pile of slides I have to do it might just be easier to rebuild the Fair and take new pictures.
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    Don't you mean all those EARS at Disney?
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    No, strictly a mouse man. Must be from all those years at Disney...
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    I liked Orson Bean, Peggy Cass, Tom Poston and Kitty Carlisle. Orson Bean, the only one of the four still living, is a Tony Award winning stage actor and has won Emmy nominations for his wide variety of television work and is a successful author. Tom Poston won three Emmy awards as George, the handyman at the Inn on tv's Newhart and had a prolific tv and movie career. Peggy Cass, a talented stage actress, was hilarious as Agnes Gooch in Auntie Mame on Broadway and in the film. She won a Tony and then a Best Supporting Actress nomination for each portrayal. Kitty Carlisle was a true patron of the arts. Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed her to the newly formed NYS Council of the Arts in the 1960s and she was chair of that council from 1976-1986. She battled for historic preservation across the NYS and, to this day, it is the only state arts council that provides funding to artistic endeavors and assists with historic preservation thanks to her leadership. She was so active in these endeavors that the Egg Theatre on the Rockefeller Mall in Albany has been named in her honor. President George H. W. Bush awarded her the National Medal of the Arts in 1991. All were remarkable contributors to American culture life.
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    The Spanish Pavilion received wide critical acclaim from architects and designers for its pre-cast concrete walls, its content and its restaurants.
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    This is a fill-in-the-captions game, for this sequence of views showing the Sweden Pavilion's historical cannon from the 17th century warship Wasa. 1) "_________________________" 2) "_________________________" 3) "_________________________" Here are a few to get you rolling: 1) Ready! 2) Aim! 3) Fire! 1) Conservative 2) Progressive 3) Libertarian 1) The Professor 2) Mrs. Howell 3) Gilligan 1) The Good 2) The Bad 3) The Ugly 1) Hear no evil 2) Speak no evil 3) ......too late!
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    John, you just made my day. I have very few memories about the Fair, having never gone. But of the few I have, one is the memory of reading a Weekly Reader in the 4th grade that had a photo of the big tower with the organge on top of it crashing to the ground and a caption that said something like "Another One Bites the Dust." I remember reading that and realizing for the first time that they tore down the World's Fair! I wasn't sure if this was a real memory or if I had just made this up in my mind over the years. But, here is the picture! They really did topple the tower! So you have just confirmed for me something that I've long wondered about!!!!
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    I'm 42, technically old enough to have been at the fair, but my folks never went even though it was only a 3 hour drive. I first found out about the fair looking at a National Geographic and wondering what it was and how it differed from DisneyWorld, where I spent many vacations. Several years ago I asked my family (grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc) if they ever went to the fair. They have many items from travels. EVERYONE said no. Never went, never took pictures, never got souveniers, barely even know what I'm talking about. Very clearly spelled out I was talking about the 1964 New York Worlds Fair. Showed them my guidebook and National Geographic. No. Never went. I asked everyone this question a few holidays ago when everyone was in one place. Everyone can recall the most minute details of the historical past like when a dinner at a resturant was delayed an hour on August 14, 1959 and they were late to the movies. About a year ago I got a combo deck VCR/DVD-R and archived all of my home videos as well as a 4 VHS set of old home movies that had been sent out for a video tape conversion. I watched them for the first time with the family on the occasion of my dad's funeral. On about 10 minutes of the DVD is most of the family standing in front of the Unisphere and then walking around outside the GM pavilion. The entire side of my dad's family sees themselves at the fair but have no recollection. They don't even know WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT. My aunt (only 18 years older than I am) seems to recall that they went "to New York to see some event" in the sixties. My hope now is that somewhere in the attic at my grandparent's is the 500 slide jackpot of WF pics that no one recalls taking.
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    and the battles they had with GM.....GM wasn't too happy with visitors coming out of their Pavilion to see the Helldrivers Pavilion featuring Dodge cars with loudspeakers shouting, come see the Helldrivers in their Dodge cars, etc....... did everything they could to divert visitors away from the Helldrivers. That's why you see photos of everything from locomotives to big chevy and GM trucks parked outside the GM pavilion. at one point GM had a guy come in and wrestle aligators in the back of a dump truck. finally a call was put in to thee preseident of GM by the owners of the Helldrivers Pavilion saying - give us a break - and GM backed off a bit. the Helldrivers weren't exactly doing huge business anyway. when attendance for mass at the vatican pavilion became too much to handle they began holding mass at the Helldrivers Pavilion on sundays. we have pictures of that. it's pretty ironic....mass at the helldrivers! It was the largest oval exclusively designed for stunt driving at the time. think there were 2 Happy the clowns. at one point Triumph motorcycles got in the act. and to think the owners original goal was to sell t-shirts.......
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    I doubt if I will make it to Shanghai and when I see China's efforts to "arrive" (skyscrapers, space program, a fair), all it does is remind me of a comedian's comment: China has finally arrived--in the 1960's.
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    The first sentence of the ad tells a lot about the thinking at the time 'You don't have to be wealthy...." Today we think of paneling as sort of cheap cheesy decor. But back in the late 50's and 60's wood paneled walls were definitely thought of as the stuff of corporate boardrooms and huge mansions like J.Paul Getty or William Randolph Hearst. Nobody else could afford wood veneer walls. When they came out with this mass produced stuff, it was a big hit- you could make your two bedroom tract house look like the mansion you knew you could never afford. Oh yes, the properly paneled "family room" just HAD to have deep shag carpet too. Something that your family housecat needed a machete to chop his way out of.
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    Has anybody else noticed the lack of fat people at the Fair? I first noticed that all the kids were thin when Randy posted the Sinclair Traveling Dino Show. Since then I can't help but notice the amazing comparison between ANY photo of a crowd today vs. any crowd at the Fair in 1964 or '65. If you look at the kids on a field trip today, a third of them will be overweight. Almost none of them have been overweight in the Fair photos. Just an observation from a life-long fat guy. (since 3rd grade, anyway)
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    Wow! Hadn't caught that, Bill. They really DID do it with smoke and mirrors! When the photo is oriented correctly, the USA looks like a comma, and in the flopped version, the USA looks right. Neat catch! Does anybody else besides me use the continents to orient themselves in Fair photos?
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    <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by billcotter: ... I think people enjoy the scope of it and design, but 9 out of 10 non-NYers probably couldn't tell you what they were looking at.<HR></blockquote> Agreed. As one who hasn't lived in NY since early childhood I couldn't make the connection even though I visited the Fair. I remember when I saw the movie "Men in Black" and saw the Unisphere I said to my wife that I thought that it was part of the Fair but dismissed it as one of my odd memories because I reasoned there was no way it could still be standing.
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    Did not get a chance to see the photo's of the float. The site is down. hopefully i will get a chance someday. But, I do have some additional information on the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1963, which came from a historical parade site. 1963 The Elsie the Cow Balloon heralds the arrival of the World’s Fair in Queens, New York. Also this year: The parade marches on as floats are draped in black the week following the assassination of President Kennedy.
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    You're right Doug. These days Greyhound would get hit with an ergonomic worker's comp lawsuit faster than you could say 'leave the driving with us'. Back then it was probably: "Hey boss- is there a way we could tilt this steering wheel or lower it a bit? My forearms are killin' me by the end of every shift!" "What are you talkin' bout you darned smart aleck!!! Who do you think you are anyway? Don't you realize how many people we had to turn down for driver jobs? Yer danged lucky to have the job! Now you think about that tonight son, and if you don't like it, then just don't bother to show up in the morning!" Things were so easy back in those days weren't they? No hidden agendas or anything!
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    Stop for a moment. Today marks a special moment in time. The dawn brought the autumnal equinox - the moment the earth passes from summer to fall. But to anyone interested in the World's Fairs and their home in Flushing Meadows, it also marks a day of significance and reverance. 65 years ago today, September 23,1938, at the exact moment of the autumnal equinox of that year, an ancient Chinese gong tolled solemnly, as a group gathered around a spot of earth at Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York - precise location: Latitude 40 degrees,44',34'',.o89 north of the Equator, Longitude 73 degrees, 50',43", .842 west of Greenwhich. They placed a long torpedo-like cylinder in the ground. Around the world, records of that location were sent to point the way to that exact location to whatever beings will inhabit this planet 5,000 years in the future. Buried 50 feet below that site is a 'note in a bottle' - a message to the future. It, and its companion buried a quarter century later, are a message to the future, intended to rest below Flushing Meadows until the year 6939 A.D. They are the Time Capsules. So it is important to stop - a minute - and reflect on this, the ultimate World's Fair legacy, souvenir, 'landfill', monument - 'ghost' - to a world five millenia from now. The whole fascinating story of the Time Capsules, the first serious attempts at preserving the history of our civilization, are available on the nywf64 website (check under the Guide Book section for the Westinghouse Pavilion, and a feature story on Time Capsules called "New York's Sacred Meadow" by Knute Berger.) Briefly, the first capsule buried 65 years ago today, was placed in the ground a few months before the opening of the great 1939-40 New York World's Fair by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. At their pavilion during the fair, visitors could peer down into the "immortal well" and view the capsule before it was sealed at the end of the fair. One of the millions of visitors to look down that well was a five year old kid from Brooklyn, named Carl Sagan. "It was a day that would influence my life forever", Sagan would say decades later when he became one of the world's most reknowned and influential astronomers and 'exo-biologists', popularizing the science of space with TV series such as "Cosmos" and working with NASA to construct the Voyager Message from Earth aboard the spacecraft that is travelling to the ends of the universe with a kind of interstellar 'message in a bottle'. The Time Capsules of Flushing Meadows helped launch the imagination for that interstellar note to the cosmos - the gleaming terrestial capsules from the two World's Fairs preserve our message in the Earth. The key to finding these capsules is a rare and ingenious "Book of Record" that pinpoints its location and position within an inch. Each book tells when to open the capsules,using the Gregorian,Jewish, Muslim,Chinese and Shinto calendars and (should none be in use 5,000 years hence)astronomical reckoning. Westinghouse sent copies of the books to the world's great libraries, museums, convents and monastaries. Many have wound up in the hands of lucky fair collectors who, it is hoped, will be as diligent in preserving its memory as the monks in Tibet. There is even an ingenius key to decipher both the book and the capsule's contents (which are listed on this website) by the head the Bureau of Ethnology at Washington's Smithsonian Institution,Dr. John P. Harrington. He begins his section of The Book of Record with a short verse: "Our years are like the shadows That o'er the meadows fall, Are like the fragile wildflower That withers by the wall -- A dream, a song, a story, By others quickly told, An unremaining glory Of years that soon get old." In the back of the Book of Record are some messages written for the capsule by some noted men of 1938. One of them is Dr. Albert Einstein, who looking into the future from that pivotal moment of time notes that"....people living in different countries kill each other at irregular time intervals, so for this reason any one who thinks about the future must live in fear and terror." While he marvels at the state of modern mid-twentieth century technology, he cautions "the production and distribution of commodities is entirely unorganized so that everybody must live in fear of being eliminated from the economic cycle, in this way suffering for the want of everything." But he concludes his message on this note: "I trust that posterity will read these statements with a feeling of proud and justified superiority." At the second fair in 64-65, Westinghouse wisely decided to bury a second capsule alongside the original to show the incredible changes in the 25 year period between the two New York World's Fairs.(At the fair's opening, President Lyndon Johnson noted that," I understand at the close of this fair, a Time Capsule will be buried in the ground. Every precaution has been taken to ensure their survival for 5,000 years. But they have neglected one thing: They do not have an advance committment from Robert Moses, that when the time comes, he will let them dig it up.") The objects inside the capsule alone told the story of a changed - and changing world: a piece of a space capsule; a part of a nuclear reactor;birth control pills;a bikini bathing suit;a credit card - a Beatles record. This time the second capsule was suspended in mid-air high above the Westinghouse pavilion.Visitors at the fair could sign a book and place their names in the capsule, recieving a badge that said "My name is in the Westinghouse Time Capsule for 5,000 years." Saturday, October 16,1965 ,the day before the fair's closing day, the fall air was crisp and clear. The park's new trees were already turning autumn gold. I had won an essay contest conducted by the Board of Education, Westinghouse and the Fair for a high school student's perspective on the meaning of the capsule. At 15, just beginning to emerge from my 'gee-whiz geekdom' phase, I was slowly coming to grips with the Vietnam, Civil Rights, environmental issues that were changing everyone's world ,just as the great fair was about to fade into history. I got to speak at the Time Capsule II lowering ceremony that day at the Westinghouse Pavilion. It was suddenly an awesome, but oddly quiet moment. I shudder at some of the **** I may have thought was good in my short talk, but my last sentence still seems to hold up; "I think,maybe, today we are seeing a gleaming vessel going underground, but waiting to someday blast off into an unimaginable future. But unless the theme of this World's Fair is realized -'Peace Through Understanding' - we are only burying this gleaming capsule into the grave of a fallen planet" David Oats , age 15, of Flushing, speaking at the ceremonies for the lowering of Time Capsule II at the Westinghouse Pavilion at the New York World's Fair on October 16,1965. General Motors Futurama II in the background. (United Press International photo). That bittersweet feeling at the fair's end was palpable - the fair was indeed, like it's 1939-40 predecessor, on the edge of a new world. Today, a low granite marker sits quiet and still at Flushing Meadows, marking the site where the time capsules are buried. Below the earth, they rest, having waited about 1/100th of their appointed time. The Time Capsules are the simplest of devices: no moving parts, no maintenance, no cost after installation. And if we forget them from time to time it is because the Time Capsules of Flushing Meadows are working as they should; surviving beyond memory, waiting beyond our dreams. ------------------------------- This message has been edited by Bill Young (edited 09-23-2003).] [This message has been edited by PERISPHERE (edited 09-23-2003).] [This message has been edited by PERISPHERE (edited 09-23-2003).]
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    BOY, talking about cranking it up within the family!!! Ever since I happened on this Smithsonian photo earlier today, the url has been zipping around the family by e-mail. My mom (retired with dad in North Carolina) confirmed that that's 3-year-old Ronnie wearing his brown "Sunday School suit" walking on the curb, and furthermore that's my 6-year-old brother Mark leaning against the stop sign, and just to the right of the stop sign that's HER (mom), and to her right is my 12-year-old cousin Debbie looking back over her shoulder. She said I stood right in front of her through the whole 3-hour creeping line, while she had to keep trying to corral Mark and Ronnie, who were younger, so that shadow in front of her must be me. And dad was there in line with us too, but she hasn't been able to find him in the photo. Mom said after several minutes of looking at this picture she just started bawling and dad said 'what's wrong with you' ? She's just sentimental about old times I guess. Nobody who was there in our family is dead or anything- 12-year old cousin Debbie is now a grandma!! I've sent an e-mail to the Smithsonian Institutional History department to see if we can get a higher-rez print of this photo- like an 8x10 or something. Seeing as there were a quarter of a million visitors to the DC exhibit, what's the chance that their photographer would snap this picture when WE were there in line, let alone that they would choose THIS picture on their internet history page? Definitely creepy twilight-zonish when you think about it- but a very pleasant discovery! Did you ever wonder that when you and your family went to large crowd events like the World's Fair, that there were so many people taking photos all over the place, that you MUST be in a lot of photos in strangers' albums or slide boxes in somebody's houses or attics? But you almost never actually discover one of them. Hood today said he spotted an old friend in one of Mike's photos- that's pretty close. Randy
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    Hay Larry, welcome to the crazy world of the Fair, were you there? I think you could put together an interesting show with the many songs from the pavilions. Meet Me Under the Money Tree - American Express It's a Wonder World - Aquacade Dem Bolts (or more politically correct, Them Bolts) - Chrysler All the songs from DuPont Keep away from GE and Pepsi. Also lame are the songs from the Tower of Light. and by all means do not do the Fair's theme song, The Fair is Fair ugh! A rare find would be the hit song from the Underground Home, "Come On Down to the Bottom of the Fair" Here is a list of top songs of the time 1964 Greatest Hits # 1. Twist and Shout - Beatles # 2. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters # 3. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles # 4. Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas # 5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Righteous Brothers # 6. I Get Around - Beach Boys # 7. I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles # 8. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes # 9. My Guy - Mary Wells # 10. Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups # 11. California Sun - Rivieras # 12. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet - Reflections # 13. Fun, Fun, Fun - Beach Boys # 14. Dawn - Four Seasons # 15. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann # 16. Love Me Do - Beatles # 17. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison # 18. Baby Love - Supremes # 19. Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones # 20. She Loves You - Beatles # 21. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry # 22. The Little Old Lady From Pasadina - Jan & Dean # 23. You Really Got Me - the Kinks # 24. The Way You Do The Things You Do - Temptations # 25. The 81 - Candy and the Kisses # 26. L.O.V.E. - Nat "King" Cole # 27. Too Many Fish In The Sea - Marvelettes (12/64) # 28. Leader of the Pack - Shangri-las # 29. Rag Doll - Four Seasons # 30. Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops # 31. Memphis - Johnny Rivers # 32. Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five # 33. Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley # 34. Bits and Pieces - Dave Clark Five # 35. Dead Man's Curve - Jan and Dean # 36. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin # 37. You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry # 38. The House Of The Rising Sun - the Animals # 39. Love Potion # 9 - the Searchers (12/64) # 40. Remember (Walking In The Sand) - Shangri-las 1965 Greatest Hits # 1. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers # 2. My Girl - Temptations # 3. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops # 4. Hold Me, Thrill Me, smack Me - Mel Carter # 5. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown # 6. Wolly Bully - Sam The Sham and the Pharoes # 7. I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher # 8. Stop! In The Name Of Love - Supremes # 9. Shotgun - Jr Walker and the All-Stars # 10. I Do - Marvelows # 11. California Girls - Beach Boys # 12. Land Of 1000 Dances - Cannible and the Headhunters # 13. I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye # 14. Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye # 15. Downtown - Petula Clark # 16. A Lover's Concerto - the Toys # 17. Do the Freddie - Freddie and the Dreamers # 18. The Name Game - Shirley Ellis # 19. 1-2-3 - Len Barry # 20. Help Me Rhonda - Beach Boys # 21. Let's Hang On - Four Seasons # 22. The Tracks Of My tears - Miracles # 23. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag part 1 - James Brown # 24. Back In My Arms Again - Supremes # 25. Yesterday - Beatles # 26. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones # 27. The Sounds Of Silence (12/65) # 28. Catch Us If You Can - Dave Clark Five # 29. This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys # 30. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan # 31. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones # 32. Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones # 33. Ooo Baby Bay - Miracles # 34. It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops # 35. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan # 36. Over and Over - Dave Clark Five # 37. Turn, Turn, Turn - The Birds # 38. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - the Animals # 39. All day and All of the Night - the Kinks # 40. I'm Telling You Now - Freddy and the Dreamers How about a Rock Opera using the Red Record as source material, you know the Travelers Pavilion.
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    My point was that unless they have gone after people who were using the Unisphere they might have lost the right to enforce the copyright in the future. This is why Disney, for example, goes after childcare centers and others who put pictures of Mickey Mouse on their wall. By not sending them a "cease and desist" notice they could emperil their ability to go after other offenders. At least that's what they told me when I worked at Disney! Also of interest from the Library of Congress page on copyright law at <a href="http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#120:" target="_blank">http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#120:</a> 120. Scope of exclusive rights in architectural works66 (a) Pictorial Representations Permitted.-The copyright in an architectural work that has been constructed does not include the right to prevent the making, distributing, or public display of pictures, paintings, photographs, or other pictorial representations of the work, if the building in which the work is embodied is located in or ordinarily visible from a public place. [This message has been edited by billcotter (edited 11-06-2002).]
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    I'll bet Beame secretly incited that strike!! Just to fastener us out of our Fair news! I really enjoyed these reports, and I hope you saved them all, because we want you to start the whole series over again next April!
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    I for one was heartbroken when it was discovered that "Bozo Land" was not going to be a part of the Fair. Also, the Fair's decision not to give exhibit space to "Racecar Monkeys" nearly kept me away from the fair altogether.
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    The World's Fair Corporation revised their predictions for attendance, from 70 million people, down to 50 million. For the 1964 season the totals to date were, 4,132,836, the same time in 1965 the totals were 4,128,246. A difference of -4,590 people, with this in mind, the fair turned to the airwaves to get attendance up. At a cost of $27,000, the fair corporation bought 726 one-minute spots on thirty local stations. GM and GE also went to the airwaves. For that kind of money, the fair could have bought 13,500 people tickets. With the help of Bert Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, Bill Baird and Bill Shelby, Chrysler adds a seven and a half-minute film to the Show-Go-Round. This film was made up from old newsreel clips and showed through slapstick, a tong-in-cheek look at how the auto was invented. After protest from the NAACP, Chrysler agrees to change the musical number "Dem Parts". Among the changes that were made, was the color of the puppet from blue to yellow and changing the words, 'dem' to 'them' and 'de' to 'the'. Also, 'Baby Burmese' a very small elephant only 38" tall could be seen in the Zoo Lagoon Area of Chrysler. A 100' long 'Gas Turbine Truck' arrived at the Ford Pavilion after a 77-hour trip from San Francisco, CA. The truck was designed for 1970's Supper Highway Operations. Over at the RCA pavilion, a Gemini space capsule and the 007 James Bond car went on display. Also at RCA, the 'B. happy Puppets' preformed, (don't ask, I can't tell. I don't know). Ever wonder what was at the Better Living Center? Well at this time in 1965, you could have seen 76 live animals on display for the Humane Society of the United States. The Wisconsin State University Symphony Band from La Crosse, WI performed at the Tiparillo Band Pavilion and Robert F. Kennedy toured the fair. The new figures put the cost of the New York State Pavilion at $12,292,225 just a little over the original budget of $3,825,000. The owner of the Tree House Restaurant, Mrs. Emily Kwok was recovering at Booth Memorial Hospital the day after she was clubbed on the head at the restaurant and robbed of $1,000. The copy of the Liberty Bell was unveiled. 60 Roman Catholics protested at the Vatican Pavilion, over the closing of St. Catherine's Hospital in Brooklyn. Over at the USA Pavilion, four students from the 'Student Peace Movement' protested the war in Vietnam. On this day in 1965, the New York City Police Department announced a phone number that can be used to call the police from anywhere in NYC. The number 911? No it's was 440-1234
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    - A scale model of the world, with every building and tree accurately reproduced. It will be called "The Panorama of the World". - Flying cars. Each family is given one as they enter. You dock at pavilions you wish to visit. The car then travels through the pavilion. No more standing in lines. - "To the Moon and Beyond". Not a projection on a dome, but the real thing. Actually, just a quick orbit around the earth in the passenger seat of a prototype hypersonic transport. - Life Under the Sea. Use your flying car to actually visit the "Hotel Atlantis". (It is watertight, right?) - Life Sciences Exhibit. Take part in a demonstration designed to show how your brain works. Directed electromagnetic energy is used to temporarily "shut down" various areas of your cerebral cortex in order to let you experience different states of consciousness. Sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry and the Mental Health Awareness Council. - The Free Love Area. A Belgian Village-like section that accurately recreates the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love. Music is everywhere, man! Check out the Head Shop! "C'mon People Now, Smile On Your Brother...".Is that cannabis I smell? It can't be. Can it? - Robotic Surgery. See a show about how robots are performing more and more complex operations daily in local hospitals. Shows run every hour on the hour. A member of the audience will be selected to undergo a free, painless operation. - "New Foods for the 21st Century" presents an exhibit entitled "Soylent Green: It's Not As Bad As You Thought". - The Underwater World Home exhibit displays a full sized home designed to allow a family of four to live comfortably 5 miles under the sea, impervious to weather, fallout, storms, radiation, and noise. Fifty homes will be built after the Fair, and one will be given away free to a lucky family. Don't just visit the Underwater Home, win it!
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    I,too, am grateful for this site. It is always the first place I visit when I hit the internet. It is creative, intelligent, enjoyable and scholarly. I feel fortunate to be a member of this community. Many thanks to Bill.
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    If that doesn't work, try framing the Time - Life '64 map! Attractive and oh so educational. There is (was) a 1964 map printed on a type of linen (no folds). They can get pricey in bidding, if the seller describes it well, but many don't.
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    Every newly-wed couple needs glassware. What could be nicer than a full set of Mobil frosted tumblers? And romantic evenings listening to a Traveler's red record. Every bride's dream!
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    That must have been the station for the shuttle train to Times Square at Grand Central there are blue and orange wall tiles there and I believe the station was renovated at about the time of the World's Fair. There are no such tiles now at Times Square.