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Mark C

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About Mark C

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    Century 21 Exposition
  • Birthday 03/23/1958

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    Disney, Movies, Photography, films
  1. Sorry for the quality - these are screen grabs from home movies I'm currently re-scanning. Here are two upstate NY guys hanging out with their first palm trees at the Venezuela pavilion. We did much better in the polar regions. Australia and the chairs that got me in trouble. Potsdam NY's 4th of July parade! (not really). I thought folks would like the gas station in the background.
  2. My third grade class took a field trip there, many kids had not been away from Potsdam NY and most certainly not to a big city. Our class, less than 20 in size, had one adult chaperone per two or three kids. We each had dog tags with our name, the phone number for lost children and a dime taped on the back. Other schools visiting had the kids hold onto a clothesline to keep the group together. My mother was a chaperone for myself and my best friend. We were at the Australian pavilion where you would sit in the big chairs with speakers that looked like big black eggs so it was hard to see who was in there, if anyone. I sat in one that spoke French so I got up and moved to one speaking English which were very popular so I was sitting much farther away from my original seat. My mother freaked out not being able to find me. Since we lived less than 100 miles away, we would attend every other weekend. Our favorite pavilion, and the first one we would always go to was the Polar Regions. From the entrance to the pavilion, a snow cave presented in layers of flat panels, to the film, a movie that starts in the normal aspect ratio and slowly the screen expands to a panorama flying over the arctic circle always got us in the mood of what's to come that day. My mother was an old classmate of Jim Dine who had a piece of art at the US Pavilion. It was a 20 foot high tall skinny painting in which one half was painted red and the other half was painted... red. I was very unimpressed as a 9 year old artist.
  3. You supply the caption

    Smallest pavilion ever.
  4. Grateful Dead

    This week's radio program (October 24, 2016) of the Grateful Dead Hour includes the 1969 concert at the NY State Pavillion. Here's the link: http://www.gdhour.com/
  5. Thanks Jim. I learned that the metro ran on rubber wheels. Always thought that was a problem in colder climates. It was one of the negatives that kept the Skybus in Pittsburgh from being nothing more than a ride at the county fair.
  6. Anone want to do some shopping?

    Here's my license plate.
  7. Anone want to do some shopping?

    Perhaps personalized bicycle license plates.
  8. I have a very vivid memory of walking through a grass hut in a jungle onto a deck ship. Not sure why this sticks out in my mind. Maybe the abrupt change of scenery.
  9. Mega Sized Futurama Find

    Perhaps Ted Linhart won the auction. He buys documents on the Disney Parks and Worlds Fair. I know he bought documents from the Disney auctions on the west coast. I just saw a recent tweet of his for a Futurama brochure. He does post pictures of his collection. http://disney-park-historical-docs.tumblr.com/
  10. There is still public interest and some creative ideas in the recent competition to renovate the pavilion. https://savingplaces.org/new-york-state-pavilion-ideas-competition#.V7bgXpgrKM8
  11. In a recent episode of the RetroDisney podcast they interviewed Ted Linhart, who collects documents on Disney parks and from various Worlds fairs including 1934, 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs. I thought you might be interested in his website. http://disney-park-historical-docs.tumblr.com/
  12. expo 67 video

    Is it this one?
  13. A new article on the Panorama

    Looks like they still continually update the map with new buildings. I wonder if they will replace the twin towers with One World Trade Center. I could see 3d printers being a boon to creating new models. There is a part of the pedestrian walkway around the map that is glass bottom, perhaps over Staten Island. The intellectual part of me knows that the map is at most 5 feet below the walkway, but emotionally I walk across the glass floor lightly, with one hand along the wall, as if I'm thousands of feet above the city. Not a fan of heights whether real or simulated.
  14. Anyone know this exhibit?

    BC Pavilion? Bill, I did not know you had your very own pavilion.
  15. Vocoder/ Voder/ Artificial Larynx

    The 99 percent invisible podcast this week is about the voder - at the 39-40 Worlds Fair and it's metamorphosis into the vocorder used by groups like Kraftwork, Laurie Anderson, and more recently in hip hop. Along the way the inventor develop a method of voice encryption for secure voice transmission during the second world war. The title is "Vox Ex Machina". http://99percentinvisible.org/
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