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  1. Happy 80th Folks!

    My father-in-law is 91 and still remembers it vividly.
  2. Excellent 1939 Link!

    Thanks for the AMAZING link, Eric-- and I'd love to read your thesis, Jim!!!
  3. When Ya Gotta Go...

    Another amazing photo, Eric!
  4. So sorry to hear about your hardships, Eric. Please try to stay focused on the "World of Tomorrow." There is always hope for a better day, my friend. And thanks for sharing this photo. I had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA there was wire work in the walls of the Helicline. Have never seen any indication of that before now-- and as you well know-- I've spent many hours staring at many photos of the Trylon & Perisphere!
  5. Great work, Gary! Please post some shots of the night lighting, as well!
  6. Undeveloped film from 1964

    Every time I go to the Fairfax Flea Market here in Los Angeles, there is a vendor who only sells people's old photographs and slides by the thousands. I always enjoy going through the large collection of plastic bins filled with strangers snapshots. But when I leave, I also feel a bit melancholy-- like, what happened to all of these people-- and why didn't their loved ones want to keep any of their photos? Nothing lasts forever, I guess.
  7. Facebook Madness

    I'm proud to be a long time Administrator and member of this site-- and even after all these years, it probably gives me even more pleasure now-- if only because the various World's Fair related Facebook pages are filled with so much misinformation it drives me mad. That's all. Just needed to get it off my chest, thanks!
  8. Biosphere

    Here's the link, Jim. And I've deleted your duplicate post. Thanks for sharing this info-- hopefully Montreal will preserve such an important part of its Expo history! Biosphere Fate Uncertain
  9. This is the only official photo I've ever seen from inside the Pavilion-- in this case, of some Washington State VIPs viewing a diorama of the Grand Coulee Dam.
  10. I don't think it's the Japan Pavilion-- here's a copy of their brochure with a picture of the Mt. Fuji photo mural: I wonder if maybe it's inside the Sun Valley Pavilion? At least that one featured "real snow," "mountain scenery," and an Alpine Village theme.
  11. This newsreel made me wonder who the uncredited, perky British announcer was-- and it turns out his name was Leslie Mitchell. He had quite a colorful life and career. Leslie Mitchell - Wikipedia
  12. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    I'll defer to my fellow Administrator Bill Cotter, since he's got much more impressive tech skills than me-- but because the board switched hosts a number of times during its wild west days-- I suspect the answer is no.
  13. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    Welcome back, Glen. You're one of many friends I've made here-- and I'm very grateful for that. I will say one thing about the Facebook groups I'm a part of that are devoted to various Fairs and Expos-- I often find them frustratingly full of incorrect information. I think that's one of the things that first drew me to this website many moons ago. The members here don't just share a common interest in World's Fairs-- many of them have an extremely impressive level of knowledge about their history, planning, construction, exhibits, social impact, demolition, and legacies. In fact, it's hard to name a major World's Fair or Expo that you can't do some kind of deep dive research here on the WFC thanks to the thousands of posts and photos our members have made. Even after the numerous board crashes that unfortunately deleted links and pictures in the past (which may have been a contributing factor in forcing some of its early members to exit)-- in my opinion, this website still remains a preeminent source of factual information on the World's Fairs and Expos of yesterday and today.