CBS Sunday Morning had a feature on the Lake George restaurant. It is now the last remaining Howard Johnson restaurant since the one in Lake Placid closed. It is a good story. It can be found on the CBS website.
I do remember that stuff. But when I looked it up, I became a bit confused. I remember it as a diet lemon-lime drink, and my mother used to drink it. But there was, evidently, a cola version of it and both were made by 7 Up.
For one second, when I first saw the enlargement, I thought that poor soul had a beard...which would make her mink stole the least of her concerns. One of the things I like about watching TCM is seeing, through old movies, how tastes have changed over the decades of my life. There was a time when women dreamed of owning something made of mink. I remember an I Love Lucy episode devoted to that theme. Today, the idea of a fur coat or anything made of fur is repulsive to most people. It's sort of the same with cigarettes. Once a part of daily life in almost every situation, today they seem ridiculous to most of us.
Bill, that shot was taken on a day I probably wouldn't want to revisit. I think I forgot to do my homework that day and I recall the common anthem of the Dominican nuns who haunted our classroom: "God help you!!" And he usually didn't.
Ms Harrison was right on so many levels. The Queens Museum, long ago, decided neither fair was all that important and certainly of no consequence to Queens or to NYC in general. The museum had a vision of itself as some sort of elegant haunt in the Manhattan style, and it sacrificed its world's fair connection in order to pursue that image. What a pathetic choice to make. Even if its board really believes it can survive as an art museum, it missed an incredible opportunity to have a steady stream of visitors who wanted to see a vibrant world's fair anniversary exhibition and maybe even develop an affinity with the museum itself.