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Everything posted by Yessongs

  1. Who doesn't like a good fireworks show?

    ...and that hat - where could you wear that EXCEPT at the fair...talk about a limited shelf life
  2. I am constantly doing the same thing - no family members as of yet have turned up in others photos. I lost my Dad in 73 and my Mom in 81 so I'd love to see shots of them that I have never seen.
  3. MadMen

    I watched the show for the first time this past Fall and am in the middle of a re-watch. All along I kept waiting for something about the World's fair but all we got was a mention: “Madison Square Garden is our way into the World’s Fair. The largest trade show in history. Plus there’s the Garden itself. Hotels, concerts, sports. This could mean 30 years of business.” I think they could've done so much more with the fair...meetings with Moses, The building of bridges and roadways...day's out with the family...
  4. If you look at the park through google earth there appears to be a very large blue structure in the lake - any ideas what that is? Its an old photo as it was taken before the crown repainting project so who knows if it's still in the lake
  5. What's in the lake?

    I guess it is the boats but they appear to be submerged. Must be an optical illusion Could this image be showing the remnants of the Pepsi Pavillion's Disney 4-winds sculpture?
  6. Twelve figures for the US Royal tire toy

    so...does the "Dad" have a deformed, huge hand or is he supposed to holding a hat?
  7. Kodak pavillion model

    Definitely a fair price. For me...I'm in a tight spot, financially, right now so no go but surely someone else will grab that up.
  8. Kodak pavillion model

    Ohh - that is too cool! Did you ever find a new home for it?
  9. Anyone ever hear of the Love Tree before?

    I wonder if it still grows in the park today...?
  10. Chrysler #3: The Auto Zoo

    Prelude to Transformers....
  11. I posted this a few years ago but just recently cleaned it up a bit. This won Honorable mention in a national photo contest. It was entitled, "Fountains of Light":
  12. Hey Whoopsie - see my earlier post about this with some photos...actually, I am the guy that suggested this project at the paper (I work in the PR dept.). I am on a committee rolling out reprints of classic papers in the months to come, - this was our kick off - gad you enjoyed it. It's rare that I get to combine one of my personal interests with work.
  13. Some of you may or may not be aware that I work at a New York newspaper (Newsday). We have been publishing since 1940 and a lot of history has happened over those years. Last November we did a re-issue of our first Thanksgiving edition from 1940 and surprised subscribers with it, as a gift, rolled into their normal paper. The feedback was huge. People loved reading the old news stories, looking at the classic ads and trying to match classic locations with what is there now. This led into a creation of what we are calling The Vault project. Being a history buff, I was placed on the committee to explore further reprints delivered to subscribers. We plan to issue classic editions on a regular basis for subscribers who Opt in. The first two are, however, being included in all editions as an introduction. Last January we started meeting to select dates of papers to re-issue. For the kick-off we wanted something up beat on the cover. Not an easy task as most cover stories are hard news and rarely good news. I came up with a list for the committee to consider, Apollo landing on the moon, World Series editions, stories about the old Grummen Aircraft Factory. But, topping the list, the opening of the '64 World's Fair. That's what will be reprinted for this weekend, our first edition of the new program! It's been a real chore sitting on this info since the decision in January but now I can tip my hand. I'm working to have a very limited supply to offer to our community though those details are still being finalized. Check out these quick photos I took of one of the first prints:
  14. The Fair Lives again! Sort of...

    Shoot me an email at steve.morris@newsday.com
  15. Some great photos from Newsday

    More Fair memories from Newsday coming this weekend. See my post from earlier today.
  16. Unisphere + fountains + night = memories

    The US Pavilion behind it almost looks like a waterfall
  17. last I checked that booth was on Long island. I am on long Island. If it can fit (Utilizing the old cut lines) in the back of standard GM work van I'd consider working to take possession and store it in my basement till a permanent, public home could be found
  18. Anyone For A Phone Booth?

    You are on Long Island...correct?
  19. Not nearly as cool as what actually was presented - usually it's the other way around.
  20. Hall of Science finale

    I wonder what ever happened to these large props...
  21. Is anyone watching the Amazon Prime show, "Mr. Robot"? It's very cool and original in execution/story. Last night, while watching one of the episodes, there's an entire scene shot at the Panorama. There are no World's Fair references but it was cool to see it used in a show.
  22. I just discovered the show last week so I'm in catch up mode...thanks for the head's up
  23. NYS lit?

    Apparently, last week, there was a one-night-only lighting of the NYS Pavilion for the outdoor screening of the latest documentary about the structure. Anyone have any photos? http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/new-york-state-pavilion-light-one-night-event-article-1.2666427
  24. NYS lit?

    Thanks! Pretty but not as impressive as I might've hoped for
  25. Mystery Garbage Can

    Well, it's certainly not the standard WF pail we are used to seeing. I'm guessing from sometime after the fair.