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  1. Brand New Member

    Welcome to the World's Fair Community, sunguar. A lot of us have been getting lost in the pages of this site for many years now-- it's nice to have fresh eyes and new stories from a fair visitor like you. Enjoy!
  2. OK, fellow NYWF fans - where was this taken?

    Here's the trailer for BOOM! BOOM! The Trailer And here, for the truly brave of heart and sound of stomach... is the whole ridiculous masterpiece... BOOM! The Entire Film
  3. Love these shots, Ken. The interior pavilion shots remind of the once great Philadelphia Centennial Exposition remnants that used to be on display in the Arts & Industries Building at the Smithsonian. Smithsonian Exhibit of the Philadelphia 1876 Centennial Exposition Also-- one of the shots showed a big indoor display for a business called S. Hernsheim & Brothers - and I found myself wondering what they sold-- so a little googling revealed this interesting (and ultimately tragic) story of what was once the nation's largest cigar company. The Story of S. Hernsheim & Sons
  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARC WILLIAMS!

    Happy Birthday to the elusive but esteemed founder of the World’s Fair Community, Marc Williams! Thank you again and again for this wonderful site, good sir!
  5. Futurliner Parade of Parade of Progress

    There are actually only nine of them left in existence. And as you can see from this video, they fetch a pretty penny. GM Futurliner Sells for Record Price at Auction
  6. Futurliner Parade of Parade of Progress

    There used to be one I would pass in Sherman Oaks, whose owner painstakingly restored it over several years. I think I posted about it somewhere on here quite a while ago. They’re quite awesome to see in person.
  7. Hey Chicago friends (or those who may just be visiting)... I just came across what looks like a fun scavenger hunt event happening next month in the Windy City (former home of two World's Fairs). Here's all the details... Atlas Obscura Chicago 1893 Event
  8. Italia '61

    I’ve got a ticket to Expo 61 in my collection. But I have never heard much about the fair, either. Here’s a nice online museum site dedicated to the Expo – although it appears to be all in Italian. Italia 61 Website
  9. Well, I'm not sure this event can quite live up to the promise of the article's headline-- but who doesn't want to see a six foot Lego model of the Unisphere? https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/a-re-creation-of-the-worlds-fair-is-coming-to-queens-this-spring-020718
  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILL COTTER!

    Here's wishing the very Happiest of Birthdays to one of the World's Fair Community's most important members, our very own resident expert, author, photo collector, and WFC Administrator... BILL COTTER!
  11. For fans of the forgotten *Candela Structures at the World’s Fair Marina – here’s an interesting article about the unorthodox architect’s work, including a famous restaurant he designed that remained standing after a recent Mexico City earthquake. Félix Candela Story *Note: According to other posts on this board, there apparently remains some question about whether or not the fiberglass Candela Structures in Queens were actually designed by Candela himself. But they do at least seem to have withstood the test of time.
  12. Sad news - we lost a long-time member

    Heartfelt sympathy to all of Randy's family and friends.
  13. Hi Bob, and welcome to the World's Fair Community. If you'd like to contact me through the private message (envelope icon) above-- I'd be interested in hearing more about your collection.
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