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  1. I have two of these awesome pieces of history up for grabs! Set One: $100 | UNOPENED! Seal is slightly damaged but nonetheless intact. | eBay Set Two: $90 | Open but still in beautiful condition. | eBay A promotional House of Cards from Matsushita Electric, Japan’s largest producer of electronic and electrical home appliances. These sets were given out at the 1964 - 1965 New York World’s Fair in the Japanese Pavilion by the National Panasonic Exhibit as an advertising brochure packet for Matsushita Electric. Set comes in a beautiful card stock origami folder. Included in this set is an informational Facts & Figures pamphlet that unfolds accordion style, an advertisement for the Heian, and 10 glossy Eames-style slotted photo cards that assemble together to form a house of cards. To judge the sizes the notched advertising cards each measure 4-3/4'' x 3-1/2''. Printed in Japan.
  2. Hello, I live in Dearborn Heights, MI, literally 2 miles from the Giant Tire (in Allen Park, MI). I pass by it on I-94 every day on my way to work. I have written a few books (you can find them on Amazon) and I am currently working on a book about the Giant Tire. Because ALL of the corporate records were lost by Uniroyal several years ago, I am interested in learning all I can about the landmark, going all the way back to its conceptional stages. I apologize in advance for all the posts I will probably be making regarding the US Rubber Giant Tire Ferris wheel from the 1964-65 World's Fair, but I've learned that there is only so much one can discover with Google! Also, I tried joining the World's Fair Facebook group, but haven't heard anything. If someone here has the ability to add me, that would be greatly appreciated!
  3. 1964 New Jersey Pavilion

    Greeting Worlds Fair fans, I'm on a bit of a quest and was hoping any and all of the community could help me out. My late grandfather was a performer on May 22nd 1964 at the World's Fair within the New Jersey Pavilion. I'm not sure of any specific time or location as to where and when this took place that day, but only have a small pocketknife with "1964 World's Fair" engraved into it as a memento from the day. He was in the A cappella group the Clifton Songsters. I was reaching out to see if anyone has any photographic evidence of this, or was perhaps involved in the performance as well? I've been looking for quite some time, and haven't come up with anything more then vague literature. Any assistance would be very welcomed, and thank you for taking the time to read this.
  4. I am looking for a very specific NY State Pavilion brochure that mentions Andy Warhol's mural "The Thirteen Most Wanted Men" was, as I'm sure many of you are familiar, a mural depicting enlargements of NYPD “mug shots” that was commissioned for the exterior of Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair. In an article found in the Journal-American dated, April 15, 1964, titled "Mural is Something Yegg-stra," the authors mention a brochure for the NY State Pavilion. The article reads as follows: "The Pavilion's brochure explains more specifically that "the repeated images forma field a rectangle nearly coextensive with that of the canvas. It adds hopefully: 'Many artists have been against commerce and industry and society in general. This attitude seems too simple now, even naive. Warhol and many contemporary artists are interested in society as it is.' Frederic B. Vogel, director of special events of the New York State Commission on the World's Fair and the man who supposedly had final say on the mural was not immediately available for comment." I have been unable to locate a copy of this brochure, has anyone ever seen one or have one their collection?
  5. Rocket Thrower Q

    Hello World's Fair Forum! I work for a sculpture conservation studio in NYC that has recently been awarded the contract for conservation of Donald DeLue's 43 foot tall bronze Rocket Thrower from the Court of Astronauts of the 1964/65 World's Fair. We are in the process of researching archives for original documents and/or color photos of the piece as it was during the fair, ie patina color and gold/silver leaf motif. Oddly, all archives we've searched so far have only black & white photos and no written descriptions of the color scheme. This is why we are turning to you all for help. The City Parks Department, the Art Commission and the Municipal Arts Society are requesting as much documentation as possible before a restoration scheme can be agreed upon. I'm hoping that many of you have color photos of the Rocket Thrower taken during the fair or shortly thereafter? The restoration work is scheduled to begin in Mid-September 2012, right after the close of the US Open. Any help with this mystery would be greatly appreciated! And, any photos utilized for reference will be credited before inclusion in the Parks Department Archives and used for no further purposes - all originals will be returned. Please help us with the conservation effort of this iconic 1964/65 World's Fair monument. Betsy Ceccio, Art Conservator, SAT, Inc., betsy@stevetatti.com - www.stevetatti.com
  6. I was watching the Olympics last night and I was surprised to see a commercial with shots from the 1964 New York World's Fair publicity film "To The Fair". The first two shots of the commercial spot are color transfers from the "To The Fair" film. Then you see the interior of a few "national pavilions" recreated for the spot. Also look out for the 64 NYWF logos in red and blue without the Unisphere. Its interesting that Stella Artois threw back to what is becoming a rather obscure cultural reference in the United States. But, very cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h493qOTd5PI