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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.


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Awesome! Welcome, and I'm sure we'll have some questions.

Which toy or game for kids sold the most? Toy Escorter, Toy Glide-A-Ride, Toy Bus, Travel the USA Game, Golden Girl Doll, Driver Doll, etc.?

What was the most asked question?

What was the dumbest question anybody asked?

Did you have a set of those operation manuals in your booth that the Fair Corporation made up, showing maps to everything?

Did you have a phone connection to report any lost kids who showed up?

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Hello, Golden Girl! I loved you guys. I worked for Greyhound too, as a driver, GAR in '64 and Rapid Transit bus in '65. I dated at least two GG's. I can remember one girl's name, including her two middle names, but I can't remember the other. It's been so long ago that I'm afraid I can't remember anyone from her picture. Me, I only have one single picture of me at the Fair, blurry too, driving the GAR. I remember some acquaintances of mine encountered me at the Fair and took a photo of me hanging out the bus window, just like Ralph Cranden, but unfortunately they never sent me a copy.

Another GG showed up here a few years ago, probably your friend, but she never came back.


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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


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.

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I failed. I used to be 5' 9", but I've shrunk to 5' 8-1/2".... and that whole "trim" thing.... I guess I never would have qualified to be a Host! :P

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