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  1. I hope these booths were air conditioned.
  2. icedstitch, the reason for Eastern's limited route structure had to do with airline regulations in place until 1978. The industry was heavily regulated by the long defunct Civil Aeronautics Board. Everything from route awards, fares, inflight service, reservations systems, etc., was strictly controlled by the government. Airlines were not allowed to fail. If an airline faced severe financial difficulty and/or bankruptcy, the CAB encouraged or even forced mergers. The acquisition of Northeast Airlines by Delta Air Lines in 1972 was a prime example of such an "arranged marriage." If you look at the route maps of the three existing predominate carriers, American, Delta and United, in the late 60s and early 70s, their reach was very limited compared to today. Basically, the CAB purposely limited the operations of airlines to particular geographic regions to maintain a financially healthy and, as it was viewed at the time, safe industry. It was only during the years leading up to deregulation that the CAB granted route authority to carriers that fell outside their traditional reach. An example was Western Airlines being awarded LAX-MIA service in the mid-70s. With the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, airlines were free to enter and exit domestic routes at will and fares were determined by free market competition.
  3. Ralph, these are wonderful! This type of feature has been sorely missing from the last several world expos. What type/brand of equipment were you using when you took these shots?
  4. It sort of reminds me of the Norway Pavilion at Expo 2010. I think its purpose was the same as The Pavilion that Bill mentioned; an assembly hall and venue for smaller events like concerts and the Olympic trials.
  5. These were the second version of the restroom signage. The initial ones did not distinguish the male and female figures adequately and lots of embarrassment ensued.
  6. Not to mention immediate access to results and the ability to shift ISO at will.
  7. The exhibit list is particularly interesting. In 1964, most of those companies were unknown to Americans. Now, most of us have several of their products in our homes or garages.
  8. I wonder how much of a premium they charged for the convenience of buying film on the fairgrounds as opposed to buying it elsewhere?
  9. LOL, Jim. I agree. The incredible vista would be evident to even the least talented photographer.
  10. Was there perhaps a Kodak picture spot sign up on the tower?
  11. Watched this on Facebook last night. I could easily have sat through another 2 hours. Fascinating stuff.
  12. I can't even imagine how miserable it must have been standing on that platform in that costume on a hot, muggy August afternoon.
  13. I think he's a time traveller.
  14. Considering how far along the Kodak Pavilion is in early construction photos, I would have thought they would have been one of the very first to sign up. Looking at this map, their site is still subdivided into several smaller plots.
  15. This is what the Official Guide to the Brussels World Exhibition 1958 says about the Venezuela Pavilion: Commissioner General: Mr. Jorge Olavarria de Tezanos-Pinto Architect: Mr. D. Savino Very modern, as is the nation it symbolizes, the Venezuelan pavilion has a harmonious line. In the space of a few minutes the visitor is transported to South America, north of the equator, into that immense country covering an area of one million square kilometers where a young and courageous people live and strive to reach their goal, which is to attain an outstanding position among the nations of the world. Essentially young, bot in mentality and vigor, Venezuela displays the best she has to offer: her architecture, the beauty of her cities, the splendor of her tropical vegetation and her vast industrial, mineral and agriculture riches. The high degree of industrialization which this country has now achieved will no doubt surprise the visitor. He may be interested to know that petroleum-refining was originally Venezuela's principal industrial activity. This activity served as a springboard for the development of other industries, such as gold, manganese, aluminum and iron. In the agricultural sphere, farm mechanization and increased and rationalized breeding, aided by the construction of dams and irrigation systems, have transformed this sector into one of the country's principal assets. Art has found a new form of expression in this country where, with the help of the climate everything flourishes. Some of the warmth and affection of Caracas, the capital which is known as the "City of Eternal Springtime," has been infused into this pavilion.
  16. Can anyone help to identify this photo. It appears to be a Viet Nam Pavilion but I can't associate it with any known fair. It appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. Judging by the number of Asian people in the shot and the Chinese (?) characters on the yellow structure to the left, it is probably from an event held in Asia. Viet Nam did participate at Expo '70 in Osaka but this is not the pavilion they erected for that fair. To my knowledge, they did not participate in the world's fairs held in Brussels 1958, Seattle 1962, New York 1964-65, Montréal 1967 or San Antonio 1968. Any guesses??
  17. Unfortunately, those attributions are incorrect. See the picture I posted of the actual Vietnam Pavilion I posted. Also, I attended Expo '70 and am quite certain it is not from that event. The third link is correct. That is the actual Vietnam Pavilion.
  18. Eric, I think this is the same flag that was flown in front of the Vietnam Pavilion at Expo '70. Here is the Vietnam Pavilion at Expo '70. The flag, although not fully unfurled, looks like the ones in the photo above.
  19. Thanks, Eric. I think that yellow structure behind and the tent-like structure to the right are separate buildings. I've seen the country's name spelled "Viet Nam" and "Vietnam" but never "Viet-Nam."
  20. I found this great Pan American World Airways poster for the BIE sanctioned Haiti Bi-Centennial Exposition in Port au Prince.
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  22. Long Beach, California was the proposed site for the Southern California World's Fair (sometimes referred to as The Planet Of Man Exposition) scheduled to run for 184 days in 1966 and 184 days in 1967 (later changed to 1967 and 1968) with an estimated attendance of 36,000,000. Attached are some site plans and pavilion designs that were assembled in 1962, which might account for the potential overlap with Expo 67 in Montréal (which originally had been scheduled for Moscow but was ultimately awarded to Montréal in 1963) and HemisFair '68 in San Antonio. The fair was to be held on the newly constructed Pier J in the Los Angeles Harbor with plans for many of the structures to be used as port facilities at the fair's close. This is the fair's logo, emphasizing Southern California and Long Beach as a hub for rail, shipping and the aircraft industry. The fair's theme was to have been "World Peace Through World Trade." McDonnell Douglas was a major employer in Long Beach at the time and the final assembly plant for the DC-8 and DC-9 commercial airplanes was located in the north part of the city.
  23. I wonder if it is leftover from the Floriales (sp) that was held on Île Notre Dame after most of the Expo pavilions had been removed?
  24. Unfortunately, no description is given of this view. The building at the left appears to be the same structure described below. Fair-built exhibit building designated on Site Plan as #1. "This building is composed of two triangular masses poised against one another. The large expanses of the northern and southern faces of the building unimpeded by ornamentation provide a striking contrast to the landscape around it. The meandering lagoon winds its way around the supports of the structure enhancing the open air impression of the interior. An open court at the core of the building is designed to allow daylight to filter from above casting shadows and projected highlights, thereby creating an illusion of perpetual change of mood. Moving sidewalks and ramps connect the upper floors to the elevated transportation corridors that penetrate the building. The base, which occupies only a small portion of the site permits visitors greater freedom of movement within the grounds and lends greater emphasis to the beauty of the open vistas." Fair-built restaurant and exhibit building shown as #4 on the Site Plan. "The form of this impressive building is based on the configuration of an octahedron and has the appearance of being delicately balanced on a pedestal. Dramatic impressions are given by the extreme contrast of light and shade between the upper and lower faces of the building. The masses, in harmony with other buildings are simple in form and will present a dramatic picture against both the day and night sky. Dining areas which overlook the fair, harbor activity and expanses of surrounding ocean with its myriad of small vessels and sailing boats sweeping past the pier provide guests with a beautiful panorama and an unforgettable experience." Refreshment areas. "Throughout the fair visitors will find the need for refreshments and a short interlude for the resting of weary feet. The snack bar shown in this sketch is composed of several modular units which may be organized into a great variety of shapes in optimum with the location of the site and the sculpturesque qualities of the landscape. The units are designed to obtain the maximum about of natural light and present an atmosphere of open air freedom, thereby enabling the visitor to enjoy the natural light of his surroundings." Proposed ferries and water taxis.