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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. "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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. You supply the caption

    This portable bathroom is a life saver, but where are the directions on how to flush?
  8. I had seen a photo of the Assembly Pavilion model a long time ago. When I attended Expo 86 in Vancouver, I thought their "Expo Theater", was very similar in design.
  9. Anyone know who these singers were?

    If anyone has the video "World`s Fair Entertainment Spectacular", you can see their performance, with the US Pavilion in the background.
  10. Ile Notre Dame Walkabout 1

    Great photos. Do you know if there are any plans next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary?
  11. Looks like it could be the Van Wyck extension pavilion. It is still popular today, and draws big crowds, and lines
  12. Got room on your bookshelf?

    Hey Bill, Wow, another great book coming down the pike. In 1986, as a side trip to attending Expo `86, I visited the Expo `74 site. Looked like it had been a great little expo. While in town I was able to pickup the official expo `74 retrospect book, coffee table style. Nice to have, but really, did I need to see a full page photo of a kid covered in strawberry syrup, while many major pavilions had no coverage. From all your past books, I know this will not happen in this one, and we will be treated to a really good look at the site. Looking forward to this, and your Expo 67 book. Remember, Hemisfair`s 50th anniversary is around the corner (hint, hint) Fred
  13. Bike ride for Mothers Day at the old fair site

    Hi Joe, Sounds like a nice idea, I have biked the park many times. It is very pleasant, and flat, with the exception of the overpass, that takes you to the lake. There are a few buildings left from the fair, some that are still open to the public. THe NYC Pavilion is still there, now called the Queens Museum. In there you can still see the model of NYC, and there is also an exhibit hall devoted to the fair. There is also the Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo, with the aviary that was once part of the dome, at the Pavilion, at the fair. You cannot go inside the NY State Pavilion, but you can enjoy the beautiful paint job it has been given. There is also the memorial to the Vatican Pavilion, and the monument showing the burial site of the two time capsules. The Port Authority Pavilion still stands, but is now a catering hall. The main entrance, "Gotham Gate", is pretty much intact, and if you go up the ramp, the benches on the left, and right, are still some of the original fiberglas benches from the fair. There are maps at most of the entrances posted, but you may not have enough time to send away for one. I`m sure you can google one, and print it out. There are restaurants around the outside of the park, but a very nice one, within walking distance is called "The Parkside". It is straight down the block, walking away from Terrace on the Park. It is very busy normally, so consider making reservations now. It is an Italian restaurant, look them up. Have a great time! Fred
  14. Hi everybody, If I am not mistaken, I remember there was a section awhile back, that illustrated some of the pavilions that were designed, and never built, as well as some that had different designs from what was eventually built. I have been unsuccessful in locating this topic in the files, and would appreciate help in finding it, or just knowing I am incorrect about this. Thank you for any assistance Fred
  15. Happy Birthday, Bill Cotter!

    Hi Bill, Have a great birthday, hope you receive the level of joy you give to us here Fred
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