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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

    http://www.nywf64.com/usrub09.shtml
  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
  16. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Starr Bus World Fair tours brochure - Trenton to Queens. Starr Bus WF Tours.pdf
  17. Pratt & Lambert, and REO Pratt Lambert ad June 65.pdf REO truck ad Feb 65.pdf
  18. Chrysler Turbine Car Model Cameo

    Thanks. I have no plans to join twitter, but I can view the link. I must say that some of those comments are worth a read but a good percent of them are the kind of baseless trying-to-sound-smart stuff that will continue to deter me from joining.
  19. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Avon Products Inc. (cosmetics) sales prize booklet for 1964. There seems to be no copyright notice for the Unisphere cover art. There is a sweepstakes for thirty-five 7-day trips for two to New York City, with $400 spending cash up front. Three days at the Fair, with a variety of transportation: helicopter to fair, yacht to Statue of Liberty and Fair marina. Representatives get a number of entries based on their sales points. Alternative prize is three $500 savings bonds. Booklet page size is 15x10 inches, folded in half for distribution. Avon 1964 prizes.pdf
  20. Chrysler Turbine Car Model Cameo

    Box envy! I have a model, but this may be the first time I've seen a box.
  21. Search all content here with the term "super sky" (including the quotes) to find previously posted ad scans
  22. What is this remnant?

    I took this shot during the SiP on June 22, 2008 and foolishly didn't label it. Any one know what it is?
  23. What is this remnant?

    Thanks; discussed on this site from 2004-2013:
  24. Monorail?

    Here are some shots taken in June 2008 of the monorail route
  25. A better than average amateur shot of the Pieta

    The farthest row (which IIRC, you entered to the far left) was a walkway without a conveyor. Unfortunately, it was so distant it didn't help much for photographers who didn't have a telephoto lens.
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