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Allan Oakley

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About Allan Oakley

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    GE Progressland
  • Birthday 04/09/1953

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    Citrus Ridge , Florida , USA
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    Anything Disney World and Expo 67 related

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  1. Notice how near everyone dressed up to visit EXPO?
  2. LOL: we went in there with Grannie Oakley.I remember her saying most of this Avant Garde stuff could have been painted by our pet turtle Speedy.
  3. I rememvber wanting to see the guide burn up in the million volts demo.... ~ The purpose of the Sermons from Science pavilion, built by several Canadian businessmen, was to illustrate "the role of man and science throughout the divine creation." Inside was a 300 seat projection room and a 65 seat lecture hall.Thirteen films, popularizing a philosophy of science in religion, were shown using material drawn from the most exciting discoveries of modern science. They set out to prove the existence of providence and purpose in nature. The moral and spiritual lesson was presented discreetly and without denominational labels.The scientific demonstrations, presided over by Dr. George E Speake of the Moody Scientific Institute, were striking. The man turned himself into a electric fire-lighter by passing a current of a million volts through his body to kindle a torch held in his hand. His purpose was not merely to astound people by scientific magic tricks, but to illuminate the bonds between man and his Creator that are revealed by science. Attached is the post card
  4. A busy day near the Telephone Pavilion

    That is almost true .Many of we old timers saw the EXPO 67 and the more recent Canada Circle Vision movie here at EPCOT.hat all came to an end a few months back as Disney is about to release a new and 100% improved Canada 360 . Take a look and compare ! Needs a little reminder?
  5. My, how things have changed since 1967

    The same building feature a video phone.Tiny screen in b/w but they claimed I was talking to and seeing someone in New York City. I remember thinking shades of the Jetson's on the horizon.
  6. Rub-a-dub-dub, six children in a tub...

    LOL as I also remember being told at 17 "you are too old" for this ride.
  7. I was going through a recent treasure trove of older pictures I had scanned to an lap top that has not been powered up in over 5 years.. There it was. A picture of how times have changed since 1967
  8. I was going through a recent treasure trove of older pictures I had scanned to an lap top that has not been powered up in over 5 years.. There it was. A picture of how times have changed since 1967
  9. Astonishing Color Footage!

    A chill ran up my neck from all those memories . Million thanks.
  10. Got your passport handy?

    I found all the passports for our whole family in my vault.I was so relentless with getting mine stamped they had to issue my passport 2 times.... Every page jam packed. The UK stamp was unique on the queen birthday June 10th , 1967. That day only the stamp was issued with real gold . I know as I had it tested and they used gold laden ink..To this day it still shines bright inside my passport.
  11. Ever wonder what an apartment at Habitat 67 looks like today? A cozy one bedroom ( with loft office and second living room ) sold recently for just under 1 Million dollars. They rarely are available although you can find one on AIRBNB. or VRBO... when they are available for a few hundred dollars per night/ per spare bedroom If you want a 12 month lease they go for around $ 6500 CAD per month
  12. An early 10-button pay phone

    Two years ago shuffling through my heap of Montreal memorabilia and found one of those Montreal-EXPO 67 phone books. Not pristine but in good shape and only yellowed. I didn't see any value as I was in a decluttering mood. Sent off pictures and an email to the the curator at McGill's McCord Museum. A few weeks later she wrote back thanking me but they had a few already .Their mission was to digitize every thing that have these days to save on space. I wrote back asking if she knew of any Montreal area museum that may be interested.? The long and short of it she suggested I recycle it. That I did and which now I see in retrospect that was a dumb move.
  13. A busy day near the Telephone Pavilion

    Odd how the months race by so quickly.I retired a few months ago and have been working on memoirs and notes from my EXPO 67 days. When I saw this post it reminded me that to this day millions of visitors experience OH CANADA at Disney's EPCOT.Virtually none of them aware that the current OH CANADA movie still has scenes taken from way back in the EXPO days. Digitized and in some cases filmed again but still the original scenes merged in with the newer Martin Short version. It was raining today so I went over to EPCOT to study the current 360 film a little closer. Sure enough some scenes with cars that had to be 40+ years or more parked along the streets of Ottawa ,Toronto and Montreal. That's when I realized that through the magic of original filming and digital cinema restoration that Disney has restored many of the original scenes that played at the telephone pavilion at EXPO 67. If not the original film they sure have took note of the scene selection and filmed it again.
  14. I was just thinking how decades, even centuries from now, archaeologists will look back and claim those people in Montreal were centuries ahead of time.
  15. Hidden EXPO 67 Treasures discovered

    Every post card they sold in the parks. On the last day my mum told me these were keepers.With my limited allowance I bought a few. Months later, at the liquidation sale ,we paid 5 cents each and bought just over 100 of them ( probably should count them ) .You do the math but the original cost was suppose to be 25 cents each or 5 for $1. Sadly, we placed them in a sealed photo album which I hardly ever opened till last month.In perfect shape but behind plastic. I ruined one by trying to remove it. The rest are staying put on the shelf in the home office. Next to my Montreal Star opening day news paper special edition.