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  1. Erik! Haven’t seen you around in a while. Was hoping a “stick and ball” ‘39 fan such as yourself would see this pic. I know nothing more about pic. Does look familiar though. Maybe I saw the original. I’m not a knowledgeable photo collector but it seems that “colorization” has come a long way since the controversial days of Turner colorizing old black and white movies. In fact there’s a woman now gaining kudos on Twitter for lovingly and believably colorizing 19th century stills. Sorry, don’t remember her name.
  2. Copied from Twitter... One of the legendary "Dreyfuss Hudsons" (J-3a), which powered the original version of New York Central's streamlined "20th Century Limited." The locomotive is seen here on display at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Photo colorized by Patty Allison. Tweeted by: https://www.american-rails.com/
  3. Houston, we have a tourist attraction. Opening 1 July, the $5 million(!) redo boasts great attention to detail. Yes, that does mean cigarette butts overflowing ashtrays. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/behind-the-scenes-at-nasas-newly-restored-historic-apollo-mission-control/
  4. Tweet with pics of several Homes of the Future relocated post 1933 Chicago Cent of Progress Fair to Beverly Shores, IN, and available to tour one day per year. https://mobile.twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1141343726071140354
  5. This is a Tweet showing four photos of exhibits Tweeter David Burge says appeared at IBM pavilion in 64 NYWF. They were seen this week in a museum somewhere in midwest, possibly Henry Ford or close to. https://mobile.twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1140969757413453827
  6. Eric, you’re absolutely right. I’m just so completely used to the media treating me like a piñata that I hold my nose and pinch media links between my thumb and forefinger at arm’s length when pasting to PTU. I think Ben Rhodes’ quote holds up... “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns… They literally know nothing.”
  7. Yes it is. I see the tweet specifically mentions book, not video. They’re probably trying to hype the sales.
  8. True. The child and name were hypothetical.
  9. Peg and Al Bundy had a child named Seven. He disappeared. They’re probably somewhere with Ritchie Cunningham’s older brother Chuck.
  10. Have you heard the one where an author, an astronomer, and a director walk into a... NYWF Sermons from Science pavilion? https://mobile.twitter.com/chasingmoonbk/status/1136619822979125249 I guess to hear about the disastrous dinner you have to watch the film or read the book, Chasing the Moon.
  11. Up, Up, and Away at TWA Hotel

    I encourage you to do so, speedwell! Wherever you stay will be pricey but won’t have the spectacular space of this unique venue. I was there many times as a kid; even before my cocktail swirling days I felt I was in another world. Plus you get to go inside a Connie! Please go and report back!
  12. Apparently this JFK TWA Terminal refit hasn’t gone bankrupt yet. I listened to video for opening date. Didn’t hear one. I did hear Grand Central called a Station, not a Terminal, and immediately dismissed the editors as bridge and tunnel carpet baggers. https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/up-up-and-away-at-the-twa-hotel-at-jfk/?__twitter_impression=tru But for a change, a story used the correct advertising tagline, as opposed to say, “Makes the Going Great.” Here’s some info about the jingle: http://brandedskies.com/2012/01/jingles-twa-up-up-and-away-1967/
  13. Flushing Meadows Corona Park pool is one of many large public pools built in NYC. They’re from that Hoover Dam era of massive public works that, beyond function, incorporate art, history, and a sense of civic responsibility into their architecture. I took my first swimming strokes at the Astoria Pool, also pictured. https://flashbak.com/vintage-photos-of-swimming-in-new-yorks-open-air-pools-367433/
  14. https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/17/archives/irish-fair-pavilion-dedicated-with-a-challenge-to-columbus.html PS Why is my iPad telling me PTU site is “Not Secure?” SSL problems?
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