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    Rancho Sahuarita, Arizona
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    NYWF 1964/65. RCA Pavilion, and all the big industrial pavilions, especially Disney-created, including Illinois; Bel-Gem Waffles!

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  1. The Vault III CD-ROM

    Hi - just reviving this topic to remind those who have Ray Dashner's The Vault audio CD to refresh their backup copy. CDs are not guaranteed to last forever, although I find that my original still is OK at this late date. Why take a chance? Bill, I assume that there is still no availability of the originals?
  2. Anyone hungry?

    I wonder if their recipe at the fair was exactly the same as their canned products? Their canned version was some of the most highly salted ever, and apparenlty still is: https://www.walmart.com/ip/La-Choy-Chicken-Chow-Mein-42-Ounce/10292171?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=1411&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42423897272&wl4=aud-566049426705:pla-51320962143&wl5=9030209&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=10292171&wl13=1411&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjw1dzkBRBWEiwAROVDLFcT0NWBB0v96Fu_TYgczTsJScNU8OExh0jGJ5wyiqk3_qVJkxUvBxoCWdwQAvD_BwE 1520 g per serving
  3. A different angle on Johnson Wax

    It is elevated, just no fountains beneath it.
  4. Got your passport handy?

    Really neat!
  5. What pavilion? Johnny Carson show

    Never noticed the sparkles - there are more than one. Maybe a reflection of the fireworks?
  6. What pavilion? Johnny Carson show

    Here's what I see: Fireworks Fountain of the Planets Mormon pavilion with luminaire left foreground [The Mystery!] GM facade with luminaires foreground General Foods Arch [I think] (the lighted images portion) with luminaires beyond Stained glass [Jordan pavilion?] Luminaires [Mormon Pavilion in background?] Luminaires (tilted) Fireworks DuPont Blue and yellow lighted rosette [unidentified pavilion] Fountain of the Planets GE (very brief and fading to Carson studio) The crossed lines of the mystery shot look like they could be the Christian Science roof, but the colored discs really throw it off.
  7. What pavilion? Johnny Carson show

    Whatever it was, it had to be brightly lit, as you can see only brightly lit stuff in that intro. I believe it was produced on film, as the color TV cameras of the time were not even that sensitive. Color movie film was still struggling to get usable images of anything that wasn't very bright. This mystery might be solved if only we could see more in the shadows, but increasing the brightness and contrast in Photoshop doesn't reveal anything. Also, it's hard to guess what the real angle is; was the cameraman tilting the camera for effect? To an old TV nut, it's also interesting to see them using optical titles. Most likely black text on a white paper motorized roll, with video inverted and keyed over the background.
  8. Fantastic, Troubled History of Videophone

    Unfortunately, the system would have to run at standard TV resolution and bandwidth (4 MHz, or 4 million cycles per second) to interface with a TV set. This could be accomplished by a video game with a short cable connected to the TV, but not over even a new specially designed Picturephone network. The Picturephone network comtemplated carrying only 1/8 of standard TV bandwidth. Also, at the time, even if you added a low resolution camera to the home set, there was no affordable way to convert the low resolution up to a TV set's scan at the other end, or to digitize the video for transmission. That all would await digital video processing and complex computer chips. It was about 20 years more before such things were possible in expensive special-effects devices for TV studios, and not until the 1990s that it was doable for the home in standard definition TV and then HDTV.
  9. I can't find the original posting, so doing a new one. This night-time shot was part of the Johnny Carson show opening on 8-24-64. The question is, what pavilion is it? Reposting in case any new inspiration prompts an answer. Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW0_npkgG_M
  10. Time travelers form the future got the dress code right, but forgot that there would be no GPS.
  11. Fantastic, Troubled History of Videophone

    For those who can digest the technical details, here's a paper on the experiments that helped determine the picture size and resolution: http://doc.telephonecollectors.info/dm/64Apr_BLR_P114_PICTUREPHONE_Service_Experiments.pdf
  12. High over the Fair

    Yes, a really big and passenger-carrying "drone" From the World's Fair Information Manual: Heliport and Port of New York - New Jersey Exhibit ... There are three Sikorsky S-61N helicopters for the sightseeing and scheduled passenger operations. New York Airways, Inc., uses one of these helicopters for "shuttle Air Bus" service between the heliport, Manhattan and the Port Authority airports. Two of the helicopters are in constant use for sightseeing. These aircrafts carry 24 passengers every 6 minutes to "SEE THE FAIR FROM THE AIR", at altitudes up to 500 feet. Flights commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue long after dark. ---- Anyone know if the sightseeing flights were available both years? The '65 guide only uses the term "scheduled flights."
  13. High over the Fair

    It really does look like a fantastic dream, doesn't it?
  14. Can anyone identify these slides?

    Wow. Also seeing a lot of black borders, like frames were mounted off-center or duplicated off-center.
  15. Can anyone identify these slides?

    it's hard to see, but isn't (K) 5 actually Travel and Transportation, misidentified as Port Authority?
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