Jump to content

waynebretl

Members
  • Content count

    4,256
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    45

1 Follower

About waynebretl

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

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.bretl.com
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

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

Recent Profile Visitors

5,961 profile views
  1. "Hazel" TV Show with New York World's Fair Storyline

    The same thing goes for the pavilions that were selected ahead of time for depiction on souvenir plates, glasses, etc.
  2. "Hazel" TV Show with New York World's Fair Storyline

    Thanks for posting that! It's always interesting to see what attractions get mentioned in media at the time and compare to what is most remembered now.
  3. Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, New York) · 12 Aug 1939, Sat · Page 17 Downloaded on Apr 13, 2019 Is there any chance more extensive pictures of the Washington State exhibit interior are archived somewhere? The lack of comprehensive interior pavilion shots is a recurring frustration in both 1939 and 1964.
  4. Looks like the Kautz Glacier route.
  5. I asked over in a thread by a climbing enthusiast on another web site, and someone said it looks like the east side of Mount Rainier. From the 1939 guidebook: Washington had "realistic, activated, three-dimensional displays...the crown of mighty Mt. Rainier..."
  6. Could it be a stage setting with an audience? Or, New Hampshire, which had "realistic dioramas" reproducing "some of the State's famous activities, interests, and scenic beauties." "One of the displays depicts Tuckerman's Ravine on the side of Mount Washington." That mountain may be too steep to be Mt. Washington, I don't know; and the photo doesn't show the ravine. The only other reference I could find was that the Japan pavilion had a "worlds largest" photo mural of Mt. Fuji.
  7. Are these worth it?

    These are the original Kodachrome Viewmaster process, so they should not have faded. Hard to believe they are an unopened set, hard to picture anyone having them and not looking at them. The question is whether they are worth it to you. I think I have seen individual packets list for $15-$20 each. You have the advantage here of getting them all without waiting for individual packets to show up in the future. I have a full set and like them quite well. As far as photographic quality, Viewmaster pics are great at nominal magnification (that you get with the viewer), but since they are about 8mm size, they do not stand up well to enlargement. On the other hand, if you just want to see the content and don't care about the 3D, you can find them at: http://www.nywf64.com/vm01.shtml
  8. Any further clues if you brighten up the dark semicircle on the left?
  9. Thanks - too short, but great!
  10. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Just ran across another video about Riverview Park in Chicago. Mentions in several places rides that they inherited from the World's Fair (all 1939, I think).
  11. NYT Redbird Subway Car Reefs

    Thanks for that! Now, if someone had just photographed the demise of the Tower of the Four Winds...
  12. The Vault III CD-ROM

    Larry, when you write "tapes" do you really mean tapes, or Vault CDs? I thought Ray's tapes were being held by his sister, who won't give permission to release/re-record/post them.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
×