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Eric Paddon

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    Really Loves World's Fairs

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  1. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    She was still alive last year at age 102. https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2018/02/01/texas-tv-blazing-her-path-scottish-style
  2. WQXR Radio-June 10, 1965 Program on Fair

    BTW, the typo "Swedish Sky Ride" was the error on the WNYC site since I was pasting from there. I should have corrected it for them! The WNYC site also has posted in the past the 1967 ceremonies of Robert Moses rededicating the park area after demolition and clean-up was concluded.
  3. From June 10, 1965 the weekly interview program "Observation Point" on WQXR (known primarily as the city's classical music station) hosted by Duncan MacDonald discusses the Fair. There's a brief interview with Princess Christina of Sweden during her Fair visit and also interviews with Carl Fox - art curator for People to People's World Fiesta, Joseph Curan - manager of the Swedish Sky Ride, and Martin Stone - director of the industrial section of the World's Fair. https://www.wnyc.org/story/interviews-from-attendees-at-the-1965-worlds-fair/ This can't be downloaded direct but it can be recorded through live stream playback.

    I don't think the CDs are. I still have my files from the CDs copied to my hard drive though I seem to have lost the Disc years ago. Each page was a jpg file, as opposed to the whole issue being a single pdf file.
  5. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    A quick search says that today's Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is the former Bay State Gas Company and they supply retail natural gas.
  6. Let's build a stadium!

    Polo Grounds, July 5, 1963.
  7. A definite "Oh crap" moment

    The last pages in the thing deal with the Fair and the operator of the Flume ride. But it was hard for me to figure out.
  8. Let's build a stadium!

    That sign refers to how the initial plan was for the Stadium to be ready for the 1963 season but the delays pushed that back first to the middle of the season and finally to the start of the 64 season, coinciding with the opening of the Fair.
  9. A rare peek inside Austria

    St. Stephen's Cathedral of Vienna on the photo mural I think.
  10. A different angle on General Motors

    I just put in a join request myself.
  11. Caution! Scary elf ahead!!

    Alfred E. Neuman moonlighting for Simmons?
  12. Came across this little YT feature showing its installation at the Ford Museum. Is it still there? Bringing The Eames Kiosk To The Henry Ford
  13. Triumph of Man, Triumph of Narration, Trip Through Time.

    I've just done a new visual version of "The Triumph Of Man" setting the narration entirely to Ralph's magnificent pictures that he shared a couple years ago. There were visuals for all scenes so that nothing else from other sources needed to be filled in. Setting them to the record for the first time gave me the best sense of actually experiencing the attraction for real I've ever had. (Putting this only privately on Dropbox, not on YT) The Triumph Of Man (Record Set to Ralph Quinn Pictures)
  14. Chasing the Moon: American Experience on PBS

    Complete CBS launch coverage was put on YT, straight from the vault with even WCBS local stuff and commercials. CBS Apollo 11 Launch Coverage
  15. To refer to the Sermons From Science presentation as "Deceptive" is really not true whether you agreed with them or not. They were always upfront about their mission purpose and objective and had been associated with Worlds Fairs since 1939 in San Francisco.