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  1. 3 points
    I can relate to the noble but weary task of checking things out. Rumour went around that an attractive female in my company was moonlighting at a local burlesque theater. Someone had to take on the task of confirming the truth, and I selflessly volunteered. It was true!
  2. 2 points
    This pavilion had some lovely room displays, as well as exhibits of decorative items. I was pleased to watch an artist carve a wooden wall hanging that was very popular in those days. This is an exhibit by International Silver. I was surprised to see my own portrait in the mirror! Artist at work. Example of a finished wall hanging.
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    My family waited for quite a few pavilion attractions and this was one of therm. I agree some, today, might not elect to wait for an attraction like this, but in 1965, we sure did. It wasn't even open for discussion. GE was a highly regarded company and its pavilion won all sorts of praise, if not from official critics, it did come from the millions of regular folks who visited the Fair. And the GE presentation was novel and remarkably creative for 1965. We didn't have personal computers and most didn't even have color television yet. So a demonstration like the Carousel of Progress where the audience moved around the presentation which used robotic creations that seemed so life like was a wonder of that era. The entire Fair was filled with such wonders and it was our great good fortune that we all stood in long lines and waited to get in. Those lines were a testament to the marvels inside and they have allowed me a lifetime of happy memories.
  4. 1 point
    Larry, a million thanks for all of the memories of the Fair you've shared with us! They are always fun, interesting, entertaining. They are exactly the stuff that the Bulletin Board was intended for. Please, keep 'em coming! Bill
  5. 1 point
    I waited on that line many, many times, and always felt it was time well spent.
  6. 1 point
    There was a small stream of it pushing up from the rocks and spraying out. Great eyes!
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    A quick search says that today's Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is the former Bay State Gas Company and they supply retail natural gas.
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    The things one must do in the name of science...
  11. 1 point
    Just a name change on the outside to "Demonstration Center".
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    Yup, another goof! Perhaps I shouldn't do some of this stuff so late at night but that's when it's quiet around here. All fixed now, many thanks! Keep them coming! PS - it's nice to know people actually do look at the site!!
  13. 1 point
    Early evenings were my favorite time at the Fair.
  14. 1 point
    Here's where I got mine. Not sure if they're still in stock though. https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor
  15. 1 point
    They on your bucket list?
  16. 1 point
    Thanks, no need, but appreciated! Let me look for that other photo you wanted and will send it. Been super busy with a wave of LAPD stuff this week, next week is insane!
  17. 1 point
    It looks lik eit may have been a display of coin operated banks, the small rectangular ones that counted how many dimes you had put in (if I am remembering them correctly).
  18. 1 point
    An interesting shot of of one of the Serpentine Phone Booths, with two women in modern dress and one in a kimono. For the folks trying to restore the booth it shows the phones had white handsets. June 1964. Newly restored 35mm slide from my collection.
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    Copied from Twitter... One of the legendary "Dreyfuss Hudsons" (J-3a), which powered the original version of New York Central's streamlined "20th Century Limited." The locomotive is seen here on display at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Photo colorized by Patty Allison. Tweeted by: https://www.american-rails.com/
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    Imagine the sound of the roaring water!! Newly restored undated 35mm slide from my collection
  22. 1 point
    Wouldn't that be considered casual dress in the 30's?
  23. 1 point
    Thanks for your kind words, Eric. Sorry I didn't document the first floor of the pavilion. I recall that I took one picture of some sort of paleolithic beast, but it was not sufficient in itself for the accompanying audio program, so I discarded it and displayed the external illuminated panels during that part of the audio when I made my own little movie. Of course I had no idea then that I shouldn't discard ANYTHING at all about the fair!
  24. 1 point
    It looks like the man on the bench is consoling the trash can. "Now, now, don't worry, it will be OK. I'm sure you'll get work after the Fair closes. I hear there are lots of opportunities at Canobie park and at Coney Island." Newly restored 35mm slide from June 1964 from my collection.
  25. 1 point
    What I've seen so far is just brilliant. Fifty years is such a very long time. PBS is bringing it all back to life.
  26. 1 point
    The whole NACA to Apollo 17 story is great. From Astronauts to Mission Controllers who wrote their stories. I've felt that I've been able to relate to their stories and lives with my work.
  27. 1 point
    I'll check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.
  28. 1 point
    i really enjoy these. I use the ole cross my eyes trick and it's just beautiful.
  29. 1 point
    These are really great, Ken. Thanks for sharing all of it!
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    Nice images reminds me of St Louis 1904. Thanks for posting.
  32. 1 point
    They were huge in size (in 1964 terms) and covered with strawberries and whipped cream. Something new, different and decadent. Everybody had to try one. Kind of like when Burger King Whoppers were actually whopping big (5 or 6 inches across). Those have been super-downsized over the last 40 years.
  33. 1 point
    We forget how much we've seen in the last 50 years on television and in the movies and on the web. This show must have been spectacular to eyes that were used to seeing b&w entertainment. Then again, I guess we were all bedazzled by most everything at the fair, weren't we!
  34. 1 point
    In Webster Massachusetts - the longest name in the USA: Copied shamelessly from The Boston Globe, sometime in early October, 1997, from the Ask the Globe section. Q. I have heard that there is a lake in Massachusetts with a long name which means "you fish on your side, I fish on mine, nobody fishes in the middle." True or false? If true, where is the lake? P.B., Ipswich A. True. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchoggagogg is a 17-mile-around lake in Webster. (Some sources offer this spelling: Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg). The original name of the lake as it appears in ancient deeds was Chabanakongkomom, with fewer letters and easier to pronounce. The Nipmuks gave the body of water this name because it was neutral territory and a favored site for powwows among their tribe and the Narraganssett, Pequot and Mohegan tribes. Residents of Webster have shortened the name, understandably, to Lake Manchaug.
  35. 1 point
    She doesn't know if this is important? Heck! She sang on Short Shorts!!
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    Always thought those public bris demos were way too intense. At least they showed why it was called the wailing wall.
  38. 1 point
    I remember when I was very young when asking my older brother what that stature was, he told me it was the abominable snow man. I believed it. I also remember when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade there might have been a copy of that statue, or one much like it in the same style, in the QMA on the second floor on a class trip there for arts and crafts.
  39. 1 point
    I think that book would have been quite a good value indeed, Wayne. After all, it had tickets for the Mississippi Riverboat and American Indian Village. Perhaps they were hidden away in some remote corner of the Fair.
  40. 1 point
    I do have the United Nations Pavilion on my site: http://www.worldsfairphotos.com/nywf64/sierra-leone.htm Perhaps Bill Young will see this thread and add it to his. Here's the menu Randy mentioned: Now the question is - did the price of tuna go up or down? And I do remember they gave away a lot of UN literature there. I still have some of it, all dull stuff about UN programs but it was free, so of interest to a landfill collector with no money.
  41. 1 point
    In case you were thinking of swiping a pineapple from the Hawaii Pavilion: This sign made me think of an old joke/old wive's tale. A watermelon farmer was tired of people stealing his crops along the road, so he put up a sign: "I poisoned two of these watermelons. I know which two they are. Do you?" The thefts stopped.
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    Pretty boring. My guess would be the Industrial Section. It would be interesting to create a photo listing of all the NYWF 64-65 pavilions that were planned but never built i.e. The World of Food, Argus, the original Pavilion of France, the Soviet Union, etc. I know several have appeared in various places on this forum through the years but it would be nice to have them in one place for reference.
  43. 1 point
    How rude of the guy to block the photograph to begin with- serves him right to get erased 45 years later! I don't mess with people much, but I'm always tempted to attack those oil spots on asphalt with the clone brush, as well as things like bubble gum stuck on the asphalt, dropped chewing gum wrappers, cigarette butts, etc. :D Historically inaccurate to make everything cleaner and more pristine than it really was, but I sometimes end up compromising the historical accuracy argument with a mental tradeoff that in order to get rid of the scratches and mold on the emulsion, in so doing the cigarette butt just happened to disappear too. LOL
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    Hi, Erik. Welcome to the group. I hope you can share some more info with all of us. Here's a shot of the captive balloon - I bet the views were breath taking!
  45. 1 point
    "Up and above the Dempsey dumpsters. What harm could there be?" Actually the only on-board employees were the cute hostesses, so Larry was playin' the cards right..... :D "Hey Larry! Yes, YOU down there driving the Glide-a-Ride. Come on up and I'll make your day!" The invitation to Larry sounds like the monorail version of this ad. It is said that National's reservations went up by 23% in the 12 months after this ad campaign began. :D Which reminds me of the lengths that Southwest Airlines went to, with their flight attendants. But this was the all-time greatest airline TV commercial ever:
  46. 1 point
    I stopped wearing them when the airport metal detectors were set for "stun". What is that hat just to the left of him? Looks like a replica fo the GE pavilion roof.
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    It's taken a couple of years, but this evening I scanned a couple of unlabeled slides which together solved this mystery. It's the Lebanon Pavilion. A full view of the window is what nailed it. It was either breezy in there or else a couple of the apparent women were actually aliens with kangaroo tails! . .
  48. 1 point
    OK, I have two. I paid $40 for the first, $25 for the second**. Both are very good condition. So pick a price if you need one. **I imagine now-a-days they're much cheaper. Which brings me to this whine: You folks who are just starting to collect recently (ebaywise) are very lucky! When ebay was just catching on, collectors had little idea what was scarce and what was common, so competition drove up prices even on the common stuff. Now, there's virtually no competition for the common. What brings this up, is that I kept records on every purchase I made. So when I look up a price, as I did for the "Broadway" albums, I am mortified(!!) at the prices I paid for this landfill. Those records are proof of my stupidity, but I've since learned: "They Made More Than One!" (Anyone need a Johnny Carson at NYWF album? Or a Small World album?)
  49. 0 points
    If that's early 1964, I wonder why so many of the fence posts are already leaning? Looks like vandalism.
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