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George J Fogel

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  1. Italia '61

    I find that Google Translate makes the Italia 61site comprehensible to this non-Italian speaker... Interestingly, the text itself uses the Circarama name for the Disney film process, but the description makes it clear that the film was actually presented in Circlevision, Disney's improved successor format. (Basically, Circarvision used eleven 16mm projectors, while Circlevision used nine 35mm projectors and delivered a superior image. https://d23.com/a-to-z/circarama-u-s-a/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle-Vision_360°
  2. EPCOT displayed various robotic arms in its early years. http://www.lostepcot.com/communicorepictures.html#expo
  3. A peek inside the New York City Pavilion

    Look how timeless that style is... yet it's 80 years old.

    Same from me, Bill. And thanks for the constant stream of new pictures of our favorite Fair!
  5. I can only imagine what a visitor to the 1893 fair felt upon seeing it for the first time. Hopefully, just as thunderstruck as this 12-year-old boy was on April 25, 1964, when he first set foot on the NYWF.
  6. Argentina for Expo 2023

    I visited Łódź once (my mom was born there) and was hoping that they would get the Fair; it would have had an amazing effect on that frequently overlooked city. Then again, I've always wanted to visit Buenos Aires...
  7. One fine night in 1965

    Can't get enough of those ethereal night-time views; thanks!
  8. Night at Expo '67

    Bill, I have to second Jim's comments. Expo 67 was my "other" world's fair, and I was lucky enough to be able to spend a solid week there. My parents had a close friend who lived in Montreal and I stayed out there in Westmont, happy to be able to take 2 Metro lines back-and-forth each day! Looking at photos of both fairs, expo definitely was far more elegant, photogenic and international than the New York fair. But New York had the dark rides!!! Now, if I could only get my hands on one of those reflective lighting fixtures...
  9. An Amphicar passing Hawaii

    I've wondered if the Amphicars at Disney World are the same exact vehicles that were at the Fair... How many could the manufacturer have made?
  10. Better Living Center #1: Looking Around

    There were a few exhibits I would return to at each visit (and there was never a line to get in): Hershey's Chocolate (watching the chocolate in the conching machine; no samples that I recall) Canada Dry (free samples of ...ugh... Wink) Whirlpool dishwasher large enough to stand in while it ran through a wash cycle (behind Plexiglas shields) Demonstration of an amazing blender (possibly the Vitamix?) performed an extremely jolly Australian lady ("We remember what the Yanks did in the War!")
  11. TV Remote Control 1956

    I knew that the first B/W TV screens were also round, but I thought they had died out by the mid-50's... We had a Dumont but the screen was already squared off. Now, I do remember those plastic sheets to turn B/W into COLORED TV!
  12. TV Remote Control 1956

    I see that the screen was round with the top and bottom masked off; could this have been an early color TV?
  13. Touring the Official Map #3

    Thanks for sharing them with us, Ralph
  14. Unbuilt Pavilions

    I was lucky enough to live close enough to the New York Fair that I lost track of the number of my visits. I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to stay with a family friend in Montreal and spend a week at expo67....and returned a year later for a day at the first season of Man and His World. As others have said, both were magical places and had very different vibes. In retrospect, expo67 was more well-designed and New York's was garish, but the adventures to be had in and around their respective pavilions were glorious! Thanks to this site and other online resources, we have an incredible amount of material at our fingertips... a far cry from the few ephemera I had kept and the occasional Fair retrospective exhibits I managed to attend at the Flushing Town Hall and the Queens Museum. The flat park that tops the old Corona Dump is hallowed ground; I feel its electricity every time I step into the park. I haven't revisited the expo site since 1968; judging from the pictures I've seen i'd feel very out-of-joint if I visited it today.
  15. The first view of wonderland...

    And the excitement and anticipation start to build...!
  16. Thailand

    As ever, awesome pictures. Ralph: I missed your background story (if you ever introduced yourself before posting these series of amazing photographs).... How did it come to pass that you were able to take such great shots? Both technically (what equipment did you use?) and artistically (how did you get to some of those really out-of-the-way places?) Thanks for all that you've posted; I've seen things that I haven't seen in 50+ years and it is a great visit to my youth.
  17. Jordan

    The mural in the last photo was quite controversial at the time, and would probably still be considered controversial today. A reminder that some conflicts remain unsolved.
  18. Off to see the Fair!

    Sure looks like it!
  19. Another angle on the Katimavik

    I also remember being a bit disappointed when I got to the inside/top of Katimavik... I really didn't understand the sculptures at all (then again, I was 15 at the time).
  20. Montana: Inside the 'Big Sky'

    This NBC special with Edwin Newman begins in the room depicted in the first picture, with one of the coin-operated instruments playing. (Great special, too. Newman at his sardonic best.)
  21. Uncle Beazley

    I had no idea that the Uncle Beazley triceratops was one of the Sinclair dinosaurs.
  22. Ford #1: Looking Around

    Thanks for the memories!
  23. AMF: Riding High

    Awesome monorail pictures! Thanks for posting them. Does anyone know if the Amphicars at Disney Springs are the same vehicles that were used at the Fair? The Disney copy calls them "vintage." http://www.theboathouseorlando.com/amphicar/
  24. Expo 67 DVD

    Same here; I haven't watched the entire set of films, but what I've seen is wonderful (and in very good condition).
  25. Westinghouse: Time Flies

    I was wondering what happened to the original marker.