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About waynebretl

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    See Yourself on Color TV!
  • Birthday 05/12/1944

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    Rancho Sahuarita, Arizona
  • Interests
    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 Jaycopter Quesions

    Hi, I have nothing to contribute, but please do keep us up to date on your project!
  2. Above the Lake Amusement Area, May or June 1964

    The early official visitor's map shows a bunch of tepees at that location.
  3. The Probability Machine at IBM

    Bill, can you zoom in on the man near the sign (bottom center) holding a camera? I'd like to see if I can tell what kind it is. Also, there seems to be an alarm bell on top. Does anyone recall if that rang when the process was finished (or running)?
  4. It's time once again to play "Name That Tune!"

    Reviving this topic, with the thought that you may be having some friends and relatives over for the holidays, and you might play a little "Name That Tune" with them to try to get some of the still unknown ones. By the way, Happy Holidays, all!
  5. Looking across the Fair grounds

    Clean bubbles!
  6. Well, with that clue I can see the shadows in the trees are blocked up, but I just attributed it to the usual Kodachrome high contrast. Super recovery there, Bill.
  7. This is one of the few day shots where you can see that the stars are white. Usually it's against a bright background that makes it look like a black framework that belongs in an industrial site like an oil refinery, IMO. Yes, just my opinion, but it's my least favorite in the daytime. To me it was much better at night, except for the few day shots like this that let you really see the white. I wonder what it would have looked like if they did the Kodak tower trick and used daytime floodlights to make it brighter? Over or under? It's hard to tell anything was wrong after you did your magic.
  8. Two NYWF64 survivors

  9. Wow! Water jets visible, blimp overhead, towers full of people, just a jaw-dropper. It's so sharp - Kodachrome slide?
  10. 16 million for NYSP!

    Very iffy sounding as to how much of the money will be spent on NYSP - only thing mentioned I see that might be part of it is the "vaults." Need to see details. If NYSP is rewired, that will be great, but this article doesn't specifically say. All the other things mentioned could easily eat up the great majority of funds.
  11. Two NYWF64 survivors

    Sculpture on the left still survives in the park.
  12. Got room on your bookshelf?

    My copy just arrived today in the 5 pm mail, and I couldn't resist reading it from cover to cover. Another winner, Bill!
  13. 23 1/2 Degrees

    Thanks, Craig. I just ordered a copy also.
  14. 23 1/2 Degrees

    I once calculated that the actual tilt is 22.8 degrees, based on the latitude and longitude of the pedestal attachment points and assuming equal length pedestal arms. Close enough to 23.5 degrees - the difference in attachment point would be about 0.73 feet or 8.8 inches. 120 feet diameter * 12 inches per foot = 1440 inches diameter * pi = 4523.89... inches circumference * 0.7 degrees / 360 degrees = 8.796 inches
  15. Remembering Bob Hope at Christmas

    "Family Weekly" Sunday newspaper insert, March 22, 1964, featuring "My Four-Day Guide to the New York Worlds' Fair" by Bob Hope. Cover features large image of Hope and the Unisphere. Included in the High Point Enterprise (High Point, North Carolina). Bob's writers obviously worked on the text, as it's full of one-liners, and has a mention of his TV sponsor. "It's six miles from Manhattan to Flushing Meadow, and you can get there by car or subway or, if you're in a hurry, on foot." "So you start off in the Transportation Area at the Chrysler exhibit. If you think I make this suggestion because Chrysler's my sponsor, you're absolutely right." I have scanned the whole magazine and made it searchable in the Adobe pdf reader. Family Weekly - Bob Hope.pdf Another tidbit about Bob Hope. He insisted his monologues be edited strictly for laugh timing, which meant they always contained jump cuts (when some seconds are cut out of a scene without changing the point of view, and the subject jumps from one position to another, even if ever so slightly). This practice is usually anathema to editors, but Hope insisted his audience would appreciate the timing and ignore the jumps. This was recalled by his video editor, Arthur Schneider, in Schneider's book: Jump Cut - Memoirs of a Pioneer Television Editor. At one point, Schneider was given a gag award by Hope for his jump cut editing. https://www.amazon.com/Jump-Memoirs-Pioneer-Television-Editor/dp/0786403454/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1543343078&sr=8-6&keywords=jump+cut