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TOTHEFAIR

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  • Birthday 03/07/1953

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    Brooklyn, NY USA
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    world`s fairs, Disney theme parks, travel, model railroading, sci fi movies, and television shows. Big fan of Star Trek, and Irwin Allen TV series.
    I`ve been to 9 world`s fairs, my first 1964 NY, my last Shanghai in 2010. I love finding new films for my world`s fair hobby. Most films I acquire, are availabe in my world`s fair film catalogue.

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  1. The Probability Machine at IBM

    Hi guys, What great photos! I have not been to the Hall of Science in FMCP in 3 years. When I last visited, they had a working, smaller, replica of the "Probability Machine" on display. Worth going in just to see it. The photos depicting the fair in "Tomorrowland" are great, wish there were more . Bill, I love your photos, thank you for sharing. It`s amazing, how just seeing a pavilion from a different angle can be so exciting. My wife does not understand that feeling, but alas, I do not understand the thrill she gets from "Say Yes To The Dress". MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, and A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
  2. Two NYWF64 survivors

    Wow, great photo, never saw the ferris wheel under the tire. What town did the wheel wind up in? Is it still there, in use?
  3. The interior renderings looked interesting. Perhaps it is another case of a lackluster design that houses a great show inside.
  4. Ever visit the "MO" Pavilion?

    East coast people in the NYC area, will understand the joke, "Gotta Go to MO Now!
  5. I have been to ten world`s fairs, the first being NY in 1964, at the age of eleven. I lived in Brooklyn at the time (still do), and was aware of its coming during construction, not fully understanding what it was to be. Then in May of 1964, my father announced we were going. By this time I was aware at how incredible a place it was, and had seen maps, photographs, and had heard first hand accounts from some classmates that had already attended. Walking the ramp from the subway, allowed me to see the amazing buildings, and the experience never diminished, for my next eleven visits. It is still my favorite fair, but the nine others I visited last one being Expo 2015, delivered the same excitement as I approached the gates. With the exception being Expo `85 in Japan, the others never really gave a look at an amazing hope for a fantastic future. They did provide a feeling for experiencing cultures from every part of the world, this is the one thing I did not feel from the `64 fair, not to fault the fair, but to realize I was only eleven, with a dream of tomorrow.
  6. The 'Hive' has a new home

    Wow, this is great news, I plan to visit London next year. I also heard the French Pavilion from Milan will be put up in Paris. Is this true, is it already up? Sigh!!, I live in Brooklyn, NY, why couldn`t it be Kew Gardens in Queens. Oh well
  7. Where is This Located, Please?

    Hi Yes, this was a moving display in the US Pavilion at the `64 fair. I have a film from the Billy Graham Ministries titled "World`s Fair Encounter". The two principal characters visit the US Pavilion, and this display is shown.
  8. The Great Bridge

    Hi Jim His name was David Oats, sorry to say he passed away a few years ago. For those of you interested in this cable display, it still exists. It is located in a small park adjacent to the anchor on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano Bridge. I live a few miles from it, I will try and get over there soon, to take some photos so you may see how it looks today. It has a different paint job.
  9. I am downsizing my personal collection of world`s fair items. This lot is from Expo `93 held in Taejon, Korea. There are four promotional brochures, pavilion brochures from Switzerland, and the Korean Government. There is a twenty-four page soft cover booklet from the Government Pavilion, that shows a detailed look at the exhibits, and shows presented inside. A press kit from the IBM Pavilion, which includes stickers, press releases, and a large card stock booklets which shows a beautiful color photo of the pavilion.There are also two original posters both 14.75"X 20.75". Everything is in English. The cost, which includes shipping is $25.00 Payment can be made by check, or Paypal. For more information contact me at tothefair@aol.com
  10. I am downsizing my personal collection of world`s fair items. This lot is from Expo `93 held in Taejon, Korea. There are four promotional brochures, pavilion brochures from Switzerland, and the Korean Government. There is a twenty-four page soft cover booklet from the Government Pavilion, that shows a detailed look at the exhibits, and shows presented inside. A press kit from the IBM Pavilion, which includes stickers, press releases, and a large card stock booklets which shows a beautiful color photo of the pavilion.There are also two original posters both 14.75"X 20.75". Everything is in English. The cost, which includes shipping is $25.00 Payment can be made by check, or Paypal. For more information contact me at tothefair@aol.com
  11. Anyone ever ride one of these?

    hey Bill, If you look closely at the Fly A Ride controls, you will notice that this futuristic vehicle, was also driverless. GM was not the only one with future transportation ideas at the fair.
  12. "Don't forget where we parked!"

    Wow Bill, The pope visited the fair in September of 1965. From this picture I would say the parking spots were filling up fast. Fred
  13. Expo 67 DVD

    A couple of years ago, I came upon two 16mm color films from Expo 67, and had them transferred to DVD. The two films are "This Was Expo 67", and the other "Expo Express". With the coming of the fair`s fiftieth anniversary, I decided to create a special DVD to celebrate, with other scarce films I acquired over the years. The DVD runs approximately two hours, and contains the following films. All are in English. "This Was Expo 67" a narrated slide show, with wonderful scenes from Expo, ending with an announcement for 1968`s Man and His World "Expo Express" a film from the company that designed, and built the Expo Express system for the fair. Contains great footage of the fair under construction, as well as test runs for the trains. British Pathe Pictorial, a beautiful narrated newsreel from the UK, in vibrant color Commercial for Man and His World for 1968 The Canadian Experience episode "Back To The Future" a documentary created for PBS on Expo 67. Really great, with wonderful footage. "Design For A Fair" a film from the US Information Agency, highlighting the US Pavilion with incredible detailed scenes Exploring Montreal "Habitat 67", a behind the scenes look at this incredible building from the fair, that showed a possible design for future low cost urban living Studio Eleven "Australian Pavilion", a film from Australia television, that interviews the pavilions designer, with detailed looks at how the pavilion will look when completed Queen Elizabeth`s Visit to Expo 67. From the archives of the Ontario government office chronicles the Queen`s visit to the fair, highlighting her stop at the Ontario Pavilion. Beautiful color, but made without sound, contains added music. The DVD sells for $12.00, and includes shipping within the continental USA. If interested, contact me at tothefair@aol.com for details
  14. Expo 67 DVD

    A couple of years ago, I came upon two 16mm color films from Expo 67, and had them transferred to DVD. The two films are "This Was Expo 67", and the other "Expo Express". With the coming of the fair`s fiftieth anniversary, I decided to create a special DVD to celebrate, with other scarce films I acquired over the years. The DVD runs approximately two hours, and contains the following films. All are in English. "This Was Expo 67" a narrated slide show, with wonderful scenes from Expo, ending with an announcement for 1968`s Man and His World "Expo Express" a film from the company that designed, and built the Expo Express system for the fair. Contains great footage of the fair under construction, as well as test runs for the trains. British Pathe Pictorial, a beautiful narrated newsreel from the UK, in vibrant color Commercial for Man and His World for 1968 The Canadian Experience episode "Back To The Future" a documentary created for PBS on Expo 67. Really great, with wonderful footage. "Design For A Fair" a film from the US Information Agency, highlighting the US Pavilion with incredible detailed scenes Exploring Montreal "Habitat 67", a behind the scenes look at this incredible building from the fair, that showed a possible design for future low cost urban living Studio Eleven "Australian Pavilion", a film from Australia television, that interviews the pavilions designer, with detailed looks at how the pavilion will look when completed Queen Elizabeth`s Visit to Expo 67. From the archives of the Ontario government office chronicles the Queen`s visit to the fair, highlighting her stop at the Ontario Pavilion. Beautiful color, but made without sound, contains added music. The DVD sells for $12.00, and includes shipping within the continental USA. If interested, contact me at tothefair@aol.com for details
  15. You supply the caption

    This portable bathroom is a life saver, but where are the directions on how to flush?
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