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  1. My weekly world's fair talk will be "A RETURN TO TOMORROW - AN UPDATED LOOK AT NASA AND THE WORLD'S FAIRS." At the world's fairs, spacecraft and astronauts have been popular crowd-pleasers since the 1962 Seattle fair. Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of NASA and I will be discussing these very popular exhibits, which included actual hardware that had been flown in space as well as some concepts that never got off the ground. This is an updated version of a talk I gave at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. This free talk on Zoom will be Saturday, 5/16/20, at 10 AM Pacific. I'll post information here with the link to the Zoom session on Friday. Hope to see some of you there!
  2. There's a talk online tomorrow about the Spain Pavilion and it's transformation into a St. Louis hotel - and you can attend for free! https://landmarkwest.ticketspice.com/lost-jewel-of-the-ny-worlds-fair Simply go to the registration page, select 1 ticket for a non-member, and use the coupon code "FREE1" in the coupon box. It will instantly change the price to zero!
  3. Free talk tomorrow on Spain Pavilion from NYWF64

    It's on that page 1100-1215 Eastern.
  4. Sinclair Dinos in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Thanks for confirming it was 1966!
  5. A SMILE FOR THE PUBLIC AT THE FAIR INFORMATION BOOTH

    Any celebrities drop by for directions?
  6. The Fair From the Air

    A clean enough transfer but it's a shame they didn't restore the colors.
  7. Remembering Tomorrow - a free Zoom presentation

    OK, looks like it's ready for viewing!
  8. Remembering Tomorrow - a free Zoom presentation

    I uploaded it earlier and it shows as "Processing video" for me. I'll post the link when it finishes. Been at it for a while - ran about two hours. Sadly I blew it big time and did not capture a recording of the Seattle chat today. Been kicking myself. Perhaps an encore in a few weeks... Next week: "NASA and the World's Fairs". Details to follow.
  9. Topic: Century 21 - The 1962 Seattle World's Fair Bill Cotter and Albert Fisher look back at one of the most successful world's fairs in history Time: May 9, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97103112118… Meeting ID: 971 0311 2118 Password: 2E9wff One tap mobile +16699006833,,97103112118#,,1#,116252# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,97103112118#,,1#,116252# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 971 0311 2118 Password: 116252
  10. I've started doing free Zoom sessions about world's fairs each Saturday at 10 AM Pacific. This week Albert Fisher, who had an amazing job in the press section, and I will be taking a look at the days of Century 21, the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Albert will be sharing some rare home movies and discussing his many interactions with the VIPS who came to the Fair - and what it was like to go on a double date with Elvis Presley. I'll post the full details here later in the week but just wanted to mention it now in case you wanted to make note of the time. ** The Zoom invite with details will be posted here around 9 AM Saturday morning **
  11. I've started doing free Zoom sessions about world's fairs each Saturday at 10 AM Pacific. This week Albert Fisher, who had an amazing job in the press section, and I will be taking a look at the days of Century 21, the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Albert will be sharing some rare home movies and discussing his many interactions with the VIPS who came to the Fair - and what it was like to go on a double date with Elvis Presley. I'll post the full details here later in the week but just wanted to mention it now in case you wanted to make note of the time. ** The Zoom invite with details will be posted here around 9 AM Saturday morning **
  12. A SMILE FOR THE PUBLIC AT THE FAIR INFORMATION BOOTH

    Great shot!! I bet it got hot in there in summer.
  13. Another Photo Connection

    Wow, this is great!!!
  14. Remembering Tomorrow - a free Zoom presentation

    Thanks to those who joined us! I will have this online by tomorrow and will post the link then.
  15. Remembering Tomorrow - a free Zoom presentation

    Topic: Remembering Tomorrow - The 1939 & 1964 New York World's Fairs Time: May 2, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) You can connect 5-10 minutes early to test your microphone and camera if needed Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97967728840… Meeting ID: 979 6772 8840 Password: 7UMC8m One tap mobile +16699006833,,97967728840#,,1#,685543# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,97967728840#,,1#,685543# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 979 6772 8840 Password: 685543
  16. Can Anyone Tell Me Where This Item Came From?

    Politics aside, it did have a gift shop, as did Hong Kong.
  17. Can Anyone Tell Me Where This Item Came From?

    China did have a pavilion! https://www.worldsfairphotos.com/nywf64/china.htm
  18. A few new slides.

    Very nice!
  19. Disney and the World's Fairs

    Several years ago I was asked to put together a presentation for Disney cast members exploring the effects Disney had on world's fairs and vice-versa. I'll be doing a free Zoom session based on that presentation this Saturday, 4/25, at 10 AM Pacific Time. Come join me for a trip back in time and some inside information on the creative processes involved. We'll have a Q&A session after the slideshow. I will post the link here around 9:45 AM that morning (trying to keep spammers from jumping in). Attendance is limited to the first 100 who sign in. If you haven't used Zoom yet you can search for "Zoom test meeting" and get familiar with it before the meeting. They offer access via web browsers and apps for phone and tablets. I hope to see some of you Saturday on Zoom!
  20. Photo restoration hints

    I redid the page on photo restoration suggestions on my site to make it more friendly for mobile devices and to include a few extra odds and ends. Let me know if I broke anything along the way! https://www.worldsfairphotos.com/restoration/index.htm
  21. Restoring broken links

    Thanks, Wayne, i appreciate your help, as always.
  22. Restoring broken links

    Over the years the site went several upgrades and conversions, and along the way some links were lost to attachments to posts. I MAY be able to start restoring some of those. The file must have been stored here on the site - I can't do anything about broken links to other sites such as eBay. If you want me to try for a specific post and file, please put a link to it here in this thread. I'll give it a try and let you know what happens. No promises. You get what you pay for!
  23. Disney and the World's Fairs

    The video of the talk is now online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeSXk96RvBI
  24. A few new slides.

    Nice score!
  25. Budd Structures from the '39 World's Fair

    That's a beautiful picture!
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