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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. I've often heard how the "64-'65 New York World's Fair never introduced anything technologically as important as television, which was introduced at the "39-'40 Fair. Not true (and I'm not referring to waffles)! Here's a link to an article about the introduction of the very first desktop home computer in October 1965 right before the end of the Fair: http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/08/28/the-first-pc-from-1965/
  4. Hi Everyone! I'm writing from an award-winning documentary film company based in New York, and we're looking for first-hand accounts from 1939 NYC World's Fair attendees. Were you at the 1939 World's Fair in NY? OR Do you know someone who was? We are looking for a diversity of memories and thoughts - so wherever you are, please share. ... and please reach out to us soon! We will be filming these stories in the next 2 weeks. Call Lindsay: (212) 343-2545 xt.18 Or email: cabincreekfilms@aol.com THANK YOU! Lindsay
  5. Just wanted to let everyone know about my forthcoming book, Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America (Lyons Press) available now for pre-order at Amazon. It comes out on January 7, 2014—just six months for now. You can check out info about it, and the World's Fair, and all things Queens at my blog: http://jtirella.wordpress.com.
  6. Hi everyone, Thought some of you might like to check out my new short documentary WORLD FAIR, now available on home-use DVD from Amazon: http://amzn.to/12AuE44 WORLD FAIR premiered in April at the Independent Film Festival Boston, where it won the Audience Award for Best Short Film. Very exciting! Please forgive the plug - just hoping to share my first film with viewers far and wide. Thanks! Amanda www.worldfairfilm.com
  7. Hi everyone, I posted about this topic in the Introductions section but am hoping to start a larger conversation here. Forgive for the cross-post! I'm a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn NY, and wanted to let you all know about my new documentary film, WORLD FAIR. WORLD FAIR is a short documentary about memory, amateur cinematography, and the 1939 New York World's Fair. The film incorporates archival Kodachrome footage from the fair, and focuses on the world's fair memories of five, lovely characters, now in their eighties and nineties, living in New York and Connecticut. (The title is an intentional play on words! I'm interested in how the fair helped visitors imagine an attractive, hopeful, modern world.) This film has been my labor of love for the past year and is nearly ready for the big screen. As of this posting I am in the FINAL WEEK of fundraising to finish WORLD FAIR on Kickstarter. I would be so grateful for the support of folks in this community. I have until March 19 to reach my mimimum goal - and every bit helps. I held a work-in-progress screening recently at the Museum of the City of New York, and I look forward to bringing the finished film to communities across the country in months ahead. The film has been invited to make an exciting premiere this spring... but before that can happen, I need to reach my fundraising goal. You can learn more about WORLD FAIR and watch a 3-minute project video right here: http://kck.st/XojgEt I would be so grateful for your contributions! If you'd like to know more about the film, host a screening of the film, or suggest potential funders, drop a note on this page, or email me at amanda@wickedelicate.com. Thank you! Amanda
  8. Hi everyone, I'm a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn NY, and I'm pleased to let you know about my new film, WORLD FAIR. This film has been my labor of love for the past year and is nearly ready for the big screen. WORLD FAIR is a short documentary about personal memory, amateur cinematography, and the 1939 New York World's Fair. The film incorporates colorful archival footage from the fair, and focuses on the world's fair memories of five, lovely characters (now in their eighties and nineties) living in New York and Connecticut. I'm raising some essential finishing funds on Kickstarter and would be so grateful for the support of folks in this community. I have until March 19 to reach my mimimum goal - and every bit helps. I held a work-in-progress screening recently at the Museum of the City of New York, and I look forward to bringing the finished film to communities across the country in 2013. You can learn more about WORLD FAIR and my team and watch a 3-minute project video right here: http://kck.st/XojgEt Please consider making a contribution. I would be so grateful for your support! If you'd like to know more or suggest potential funders, or you're interested in hosting a screening, you can reach me at amanda@wickedelicate.com. Thank you! Amanda
  9. 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
  10. Hi everyone. I'm new to this site and I thank those that administer for the World's Fair Community. I visited the 1964-'65 NY World's Fair many times and presently live within walking distance from Flushing Meadows Park. Since the 50th & 75th anniversaries of both New York World's Fairs are less than 2 years away, I'd like to know if there are any plans by the Queens Museum or any other organization? I have been in contact with the Walt Disney Organization and they said that they are aware of the anniversary, but they would not yet say what their plans were. Is there anyone that knows what (if anything) might be in the works? Thanks.
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