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  1. Model Car of the Day

    Wow! This is amazing! I never thought I'd see another car like this. Would love to know how many of these were produced. This appears to be in perfect condition. Good find Randy!
  2. Archive donation to Queens Library

    There was a lot of interest in the archives. 14 years is a long time to work on a project. Tons of papers, films, photographs and so forth. Everyone wanted them including the NYPL. The Queens Library were the most enthusiastic and in the end we felt they belonged in Queens. They are going to spend time to catalog everything and take care of everything. So many people had sent us stuff from an architect that noticed that the firm he was working for was just about to throw away all the blueprints to the Kodak Pavilion to people who sent us items they found in yard sales to a lady that worked for GE who had found a wonderful children's scrapbook of the Fair. QPL expressed the same feeling that we had about the material and that was that it was all pure gold and we wanted a place where they could be easily accessed by people and cared for and not go walking away. I could never forget that the pictures of the Beatles landing on top of the Transportation heliport on their way to play Shea Stadium were "missing" and a photograph like that is priceless. So we'll keep you posted. They have asked us out to help sort through some things and we also have a screening coming up. We'll keep everybody posted on what's going on. Many of you are our extended family and your support has been incredible. Thank you again from the bottom of our heart.
  3. Hi Everybody, Gee I haven't been here in a long time. It's like a brand new shiny house now. Site looks fantastic. I just wanted to thank everyone for sticking with us for all the years we spent making the documentary on the Fair. It took 14 years and in that amount of time we collected and archived every conversation, every piece of paper, every letter, every set of blueprints, every rough cut, every version of every cut, notebooks full of notes, ephemera from the fair that we bought or was given to us....I think you get the idea. It was a mountain of stuff. We decided to give the archives a new home and there was a lot of places that wanted them but in the end we gave them to the Queens Museum. They were very excited to get them and we are absolutely sure that they will take care of them and make them accessible to everyone. We wanted them to stay in Queens so it worked out great. They have asked us to come out and help them make sense of what is what and we are happy to do that. I'll post here and on the 1964 World's Fair Facebook page the progress. Just watching the full 4 hour interview we shot with James Farmer (director of CORE) is worth the trip. Hope everyone is doing well and Happy Easter. You can write me at Goobscat@Gmail.com. Love to hear from anybody and everybody. Thanks again. We could never have done it without this site and Bill's site. Those early days were so amazing. I remember the first thing I actually bought was a World's Fair hiway sign for $70. Uh, I sorta kept that. Curtis
  4. Kodak Blue Prints

    We received an email from some people that are working on a class project at UCF. They are doing a virtual 64 Fair and are stuck on the Kodak interior. We have the blue prints but that are in storage and most of them are very large. If anyone remembers seeing their post and could help me find it please do. I was having trouble logging in for a bit and finally had the time to straighten everything out. Curtis and Terri
  5. Please excuse our extended absence from PTU. Not a day goes by that we still aren't involved in World's Fairs and Exhibitions. We've missed al our friends here. At some point our Login got messed up and I literally haven't had the time to set down and get it straightened out. Last month we were asked by Chinese TV, Radio and Newspaper if they could come to our studio and interview us about the Shanghai Fair and it's relationship to The 64/65 NY World's Fair. Here is the .url for the Newspaper portion. Hopefully we'll get a copy of the TV and Radio portion and we'll post that on bbqproductions.com. Here is the English version and the Chinese version. If you want you can use the Google translator to translate the Chinese version into English. It's fun seeing your name in Chinese. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-04/09/c_13244120.htm Chinese version: http://www.xjrb.net/news_view.asp?id=44608 Enjoy and we look forward to catching up with what's been going on! Curtis and Terri
  6. Again We Ask....

    Folks, please forgive me, I stated the start time for 2:30 and it is actually 2:00pm. Hope you can make it. We always love seeing PTU'ers when we screen.
  7. Again We Ask....

    Nothing would make me happier on both counts Bill. I always forget that we joined this board 1 day apart a long time ago! And still, nothing makes me happier than learning more about the Fair. I hope to see you soon! I can't believe after all these years I still mess up trying to reply to a post.
  8. Again We Ask....

  9. Again We Ask....

    The 1964/65 New York World's Fair There is a free program coming up at the Paramus Library! The pertinents: Screening and discussion of "Peace Through Understanding: The 1964/65 New York World's Fair" Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM Paramus Public Library E116 Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 (201)599-1300 Paramus Library Hope to see you there! There is nothing more fun for us as when people from this board show up! If you have any questions you Email us, BBQ Productions web site.
  10. sherman brothers documentary

    The title is "The Boys" and it was done by their respective sons.
  11. sherman brothers documentary

    I went to see the new Sherman Brothers documentary last night and was curious if anyone had seen it and had any thoughts on it?
  12. Sip 2009

    Count us most graciously IN! We'd love to do something, anytime anywhere anyhow! We are most honored! Let's definitely go for Jason! We went ahead and put a picture in of us getting ready to go!
  13. the collection or landfill room

    Mike is a one of a kind individual that has also shared much over the years and appears in Curtis' and Terri's DVD Peace Through Understanding. Mike is one of the kindest, most generous gentleman we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Without his tireless help and incredible generosity we would have never been able to pursue our dream of making a documentary about the 1964/65 New York World's Fair. We had the incredible luck of meeting him when we were working on Marc Miller's "Something for Everyone" exhibition at Flushing Town Hall. Mike agreed to do an interview and his help quickly grew to much more than that. There is no way to truly thank someone like Mike for the help he gave us, we can only hope that we held true to the Fair that he loves so much and worked so hard to make a reality! Curtis and Terri
  14. Thank you to those that made the Ft. Wadsworth screening!

    We are thinking of doing a screening at HOS of disc 2. We are thinking that might be fun. As always we'll post here first!