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About expoboy

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    Really Loves World's Fairs
  • Birthday 06/11/1952

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  1. I've seen the 1964-65 New York World's Fair referred to as a "trade fair" but never the 1939-40 Fair. Since the 1939 season of the Fair was recognized by the BIE, I think someone didn't do their homework before writing this article.
  2. Since Indonesia was boarded up for most if not all of the 1965 season, did the Fair Corporation pay for demolition?
  3. I'll go for the obvious . . . Better Living Center.
  4. Interesting early concept photos of the Venezuela and Minnesota Pavilions.
  5. Biograph Co Film Preservation 68mm

    If you enter "New York World's Fair" in the webpage search, there's a great documentary about a man who shot 16mm color footage of the 1939-40 Fair on closing day.
  6. Walt Disney at Expo 64

    Did you mean to file this under Expo 74??
  7. I think it was a place to get official World's Fair information.
  8. Not to be cynical, but this looks like a skid row hotel that the owner slapped a coat of paint on, installed some awnings, new signage and some flags, and laid in waiting for unsuspecting World's Fair visitors who had failed to make lodging reservations in advance.
  9. Excellent 1939 Link!

    Some of the best Trylon and Perisphere photos I've seen.
  10. Undeveloped film from 1964

    A couple things I noticed in the BuzzFeed video. The test film he used to experiment with developing was Tri-X, a high speed black and white film stock. It appears the film from the Fair was also black and white. I can remember trying to buy black and white 8mm film in the mid-60s and it was very difficult to find. It seems odd that Kodak would have provided black and white film with the camera that was won as a prize.
  11. Montreal Then and Now

    It's kind of funny that they claim La Ronde was "empty" during Expo 67.
  12. Let there be light!

    Recent expos have foregone this type of lighting with the exception of Expo 2010. The industrial section was like Las Vegas on steroids. Here are a few examples . . .
  13. Good one, Jim. One of my favorite "Twilight Zone" episodes!!
  14. Anyone for lung cancer?

    I've been with the airlines for 42 years. Back when smoking was allowed, maintenance technicians used to trace pressurization leaks at doors and window exits by looking for trails of that "sticky tobacco residue." I can remember the first time a mechanic showed me what he had found at the aft left door on a B707. It looked like brown jelly. Disgusting doesn't even begin to describe it.
  15. You've been riding your bike in the sun too long. ;-) But seriously, most of those glass pieces in the photo would fetch big money today with the revived interest in mid-century modern decor.