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    A uniform was assigned to each, & the care & cleaning was each one’s responsibility. Initially we had to buy specific shoes (made by Hush Puppies), but they were so uncomfortable that it wasn’t long before most of us took to wearing shoes of our own choosing - we were on our feet for most of our shifts, working the Information Booths or guiding personal & group tours.

    GOLDEN GIRLS Meet DISNEY at an Information Booth

    That Fair layout map was basically the same as the ones in the different Fair tour brochures. As most of us probably know, those glide-a-rides, escorters, & buses purchased eventually ended up on eBay or in personal collections! I still have mine (one of each) in their boxes ... which perhaps now need to find new homes. I never got that World's Fair bag ... but I did also get one of those pennants!

    Yes, it did get hot... & when it did, often uniform hats disappeared from heads & jackets opened. (BTW -- I'm the girl without the hat!)
  5. NY World's Fair GOLDEN GIRL Photos

    OK, people, a year late, but here is the ad:
  6. NY World's Fair GOLDEN GIRL Photos

    Thanks, Doug! I will try to post the "World's Fair Opportunities ad" when I have access to a working scanner.
  7. NY World's Fair GOLDEN GIRL Photos

    Thanks for the interest! I'll try to answer in order. Bill Cotter: I got the job by responding to a classified ad in the "Newsday" newspaper entitled "World's Fair - Exciting Opportunities." I actually still have the ad article. It was quite specific in describing qualifications. They followed up my response with a phone call, & then an in-person interview. What I remember most (besides eventually meeting my husband there) was how interesting it was to meet so many people from so many different parts of the World in ONE place - with the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures through the various exhibits which embraced art, music, history, & food. As someone who loves to travel & explore different cultures, it was a wonderful experience for me. There was also a feeling of GREAT comradeship among all who worked at the Fair! It was a friendly bunch! Randy Treadway: The three most popular purchases by the general public as I remember were as follows: Adults accompanied by children - Glide-A-Ride Toy Adults not accompanied by children - Greyhound Toy Bus Tours of the Fairgrounds The most popular question asked was "How do I get to ...?" & the place in question was usually one of the following eight, out of the 150 exhibits there: GM Pavilion Ford Pavilion Belgian Village Vatican Pavilion Pepsi Cola Pavilion IBM Better Living Center Lowenbrau Gardens The dumbest question I was asked was "Where is the Unisphere?" - which was HUGE & visually quite identifiable - by people standing practically next to it. The Golden Girls had maps of the grounds. We also had Guide Books & tours for sale. In the case of lost children, we usually just grabbed a WF Security Guard/Pinkerton - there always seemed to be at least one nearby. Larry L: That earlier Golden Girl WF Community member was one of my friends. Barbara, who appears in the group photo I posted. Barbara & I have stayed in touch all these years. Another friend from the Fair was the shorter blonde standing to my right with glasses & no hat, also named Barbara.
  8. NY World's Fair GOLDEN GIRL Photos

    Hi! This is my first post since last December, when I first joined the Group. Having worked the NY World's Fair both seasons (1964 & 1965) as a GOLDEN GIRL while finishing up my College Degree, I thought I'd share a couple of GOLDEN GIRL-related photos with the community. I'm the GOLDEN GIRL in the Information Booth, & in the group photo I am the blonde standing, second from the left, without a hat; the girl to the left is my friend Barbara, who joined this WF Community years earlier. (She's been inactive in it for a while.) This group photo is different than the one Barbara posted several years ago. Gail
  9. a re introduction of sorts

    Hi! Yes, Randy, we did sell those bus-shaped cartons of saltwater taffy! Thanks for sharing those great photos that included drivers, vehicles, & the famed Information Booths, Bill! They certainly brought back wonderful memories - I hope to see more posted!
  10. a re introduction of sorts

    Thanks for the "Welcome!" I have reels of slides covering all the exhibits. My actual photos of my fellow workers at the Fair seemingly got lost in a move from storage. A friend sent me the Group Shot of a number of us Golden Girls in uniform taken with her camera. I'm trying to locate more.
  11. a re introduction of sorts

    I'm new to this site. I was one of the Golden Girls & worked. from the very beginning, April 1964, through the end, October 1965 while I was a student in College. I'm in the Group Photo of Golden Girls in uniform ( second from left, tall blonde not wearing a uniform hat) posted by my friend, Barbara, who was also a Golden Girl. The entire experience proved to be one of the best times in my life! I loved being introduced to so many other cultures through their food, art, music, & styles in one large place.Between selling tours & souvenirs in the booths located throughout the Fairgrounds, & taking visitors on tours to the various exhibits, I met Robert Moses personally as well as numerous interesting people from all over the world; I met the man who was to become my future husband the second year at the Fair, when he worked as a Supervisor/Driver for Greyhound while on the " Wait List" for the New York City Fire Department. I still have a number of Guide Books & metal toy versions of the Escorters, Glide-a-Rides, & Buses - all in their original boxes. Do any of you have photos taken of Golden Girls at work around the Fair that you might be willing to post - the drivers, too ? Would love to see them!