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Posts posted by DeniseFuller

  1. Mary Ellen,

    I was pretty happy to hear NYWF 64-65 come up in this week's Mad Men episode. I get the feeling creator Matt Weiner must be a big fan of NYWF. Wonder if there will be a Robert Moses portrayal and meeting with him at Sterling Cooper. Looking forward to how this all unfolds. I can absolutely picture Betty at the fair, kids in tow, wearing sunglasses with a cigarette dangling from her fingers.


  2. A friend just sent me information about an art show in Queens this weekend that includes sketches on Post-It Notes by a local artist named Jack Maiorino. Sounds like someone to keep an eye on for possible Flushing Meadows Corona Park sketches. I'm going to contact him to see if he has any sketches of the park, Unisphere, more.

    Post It Note Art of Queens

    By the way, there is an interesting newsletter from Queens called the Q Note, Life in the Borough of Queens. My friend Alia Akkam is the writer and she usually has a lot of interesting events listed in the newsletter. You can subscribe by contacting Alia at info@theqnote.com.



  3. Ah, nightmare traffic! The reason I will always have a job. You can listen to my traffic reports on KNX 1070 Newsradio in Los Angeles. I'm on the air from 2P to 7P, Monday through Friday. Also listen online at www.knx1070.com. Also, on AOL Radio. Will be more than happy to give my fellow forum members traffic info to help you out on the road. If you contact me through the forum, I'll give you my studio extension, so you can get right to me when traveling.

    Just bought the 5 CD set Walt Disney and the World's Fair at Disneyland on Sunday. Fun listening. Brings back so many memories.


  4. Finally had the opportunity to ride the new Mark VII Monorail at Disneyland. What a stunning bit of design. Really love the route it takes through California Adventure, taking you over the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out this wonderful podcast from Disney on the park's monorail. The podcast includes an interview with the designer of the original Disney monorail, Bob Gurr.

    The Disney link includes all the other current Disney podcasts.


  5. A Brown Derby in Albany! Amazing. I'm guessing the Cobb Salad will be on the menu! Mary Ellen, if your interest is historical Hollywood, I was reading an article recently that may be of interest to you. It was regarding, for lack of a better term, film location archaeology. People are now going to locations of old films and searching for memorabilia or artifacts that may have been left behind. This particular article was about the Pismo Beach film site of the silent film The Ten Commandments. I'll see if I can track it down online.


  6. I remember reading a news item a couple years ago about a family who had the food concession for Ellis Island, had for generations, and were about to lose it. Perhaps this is the family that also had the PA concession license for Worlds Fare. Does anyone else remember this story? There was a bit of an uproar over ousting of this family and some sort of government chicanery was indicated.


  7. Been some time since I've been able to check in on regular basis. I started working at a radio station in Los Angeles doing traffic and news (KNX 1070 AM) and that's been keeping me busy. I'm also editing a new general lifestyle magazine for the Santa Clarita Valley, in Southern California.

    The new site design looks wonderful and it seems that our East Coast friends are going to have quite a get-together this summer. Wish I could make it to the East Coast event! Any chance there will be another West Coast get-together one day?

    Have we been talking about the "renovation" of the Small World ride at Disneyland? I was just there the other day and had to contemplate just what these changes will do to the ride I've known and loved since 1964.


  8. You're right, Eric. Fair workers were frequently guests on What's My Line. On a rerun that aired just a couple of weeks ago, some guy who made fudge at the fair was a guest. That show was originally broadcast just days after the water-skier from the fair was a guest. You think this would have made it fairly easy for the panelists to, at least, guess where the people worked. Arlene Francis didn't even correctly guess her own son, when he appeared on What's My Line, as a worker from the New York World's Fair.