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Bill Cotter

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  1. Thanks. I have a LAPD meeting I chair that night and don't think I can make it. Drat. I really would have liked to have seen it. If you hear of any other dates please let me know. How's the leg doing???
  2. Not one of the most unique attractions by a long shot.
  3. An undated piece of NYWF Corp art of the lake area

    No, there was the Continental Circus.
  4. There for just a few months

    Yup, looks like a heavy duty extension cord, the kind with just one outlet on the end and some heavy gauge wire. They might have had some sort of heating element at the stand that wasn't plugged in that moment. It's a large format slide but I can't make out details as to the words on the counter.
  5. There for just a few months

    Looks like she is selling pre-packaged snacks. The red box looks like a pie box; it's not plugged in, but there is a cord draped around it that runs along the wall to the right. Looks like an extension cord not in use just that moment. It does look plugged in at this size, but the cord is actually just dangling off the counter.
  6. Here's a view I can't recall before. This street was called Lake Mall, taken towards Meadow Lake Promenade. Take a look at the unusual street sign mounting!
  7. The Wild Mouse

    Here's a view of the Fair that doesn't show up a lot, the Wild Mouse. Taken from the AMF Monorail.
  8. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Yup, rode it a few times!
  9. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Not from a World's Fair, but I thought folks might like this shot from Disneyland Looking at this made me think about the space trip show at Freedomland. Here's a shot that shows some similarities, such as the guard booth on the left and chain link fence. Of the two, which would attract your eye the most? No wonder Disneyland is still with us and Freedomland is but a memory.
  10. A very rare souvenir!

    Want a REALLY special souvenir? Well, I'm not 100% sure this came from the 1964 NY Fair, but that was by far the biggest use of them. In any event it's a truly rare item indeed. https://news.justcollecting.com/worlds-first-picturephone-bonhams-auction/ In case you want to bid: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25259/lot/2056/ And if you want the later set - a pair so you can call someone - https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25259/lot/2057/...
  11. A very rare souvenir!

    Yup, not gonna even try!
  12. Want Your Own Unisphere?: Well Here You Go

    The guy had enjoyed the Fair as a kid (sound familiar?) and decided to hold a birthday party. No clue as to post-event negotiations.
  13. An early 10-button pay phone

    One showed up on eBay. The would-be buyer had been blocked from bidding due to a prior dispute with the seller, so I bought it and reshipped it to Canada. I would keep looking there, plus search Craiglist for Montreal if it exists.
  14. Want Your Own Unisphere?: Well Here You Go

    Yes, Michael (last name escapes me this moment) had it made for that event. That's him in the hat with his hand on it in one shot.
  15. Want Your Own Unisphere?: Well Here You Go

    It was shown at the Big E fair in Springfield, MA as part of a 50th anniversary salute to the Fair. They flew me in to talk about the Fair. The guy had a stunning collection.
  16. I could not find it in Roger La Roche's excellent catalog.
  17. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Two different exhibits. The one I posted was a simulated blockhouse at Freedomland, not the Braniff UFO.
  18. Sitting Behind the Wheel

    Too true, Jim.
  19. An early 10-button pay phone

    I helped someone get one last year and I think it was around $300
  20. An early 10-button pay phone

    Good luck with that!!