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I received a request today from a Mr. George Pasales. He is looking for the lyrics to the DuPont "Wonderful World of Chemistry" song "I Was Made For You". He said the song appeared in the 1965 version of the show.

Mr. Pasales said he's contacted the large music publishing firms but they have no record of the lyrics.

In my email to him, I mentioned that finding a copy of the complete show has been on the wish list of many of us with no luck yet. Does anyone have the lyrics to this song that they could pass on to Mr. Pasales?

His email is:

mailto:gapasles@hotmail.com

Your help is appreciated if you have these lyrics.

Thanks!

Bill

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In the words of that famous Saturday Night Live Character, Emily Litella, Never mind. It's on the nywf64.com website.

You'd think the dopey webmaster there would know what's on his own website. Sheesh!

Bill

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It is also true, that the entire E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company World's Fair presentation may be heard on NYWF Audio Archives, Tape I.

It was originally recorded on July 4, 1965 and is likely to be the only such recording ever made inside the DuPont Pavilion. It also includes the "Wonderful World of Chemistry" live chemistry demonstration which followed the stage show.

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A film (on VHS) of the 1965 show and the Chemistry show is available for purchase from:

The Hagley Museum and Library

Pictorial Collections Department

PO Box 3630

Buck Road Easst

Wilmington, DE 10807-0630

<a href="http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/contact.html" target="_blank">Hagley Museum and Library</a>

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That would be the same filmed version of the show that Fred Stern always made available and which I also see show up on e-bay from time to time. A very good filmed record.

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That would be the same filmed version of the show that Fred Stern always made available and which I also see show up on e-bay from time to time.    A very good filmed record.

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Please enlighten me about Fred Stern - no longer with us? Is there an alternate source for the material?

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The link to contacting Fred about his Fair videos is still up on Bill's site, but since I haven't seen him post here in a couple years, I do wonder if he's still active in doing this.

<a href="http://www.nywf64.com/ttf01.html" target="_blank">http://www.nywf64.com/ttf01.html</a>

I always found him to be a great source for getting Fair films on VHS (including more obscure matter like "World's Fair Encounter" and the IBM Pavilion puppet shows), and he's the only one I know who offered all of the WNYC Preview shows (which I never got around to getting.)

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The DuPont "Wonderful World of Chemistry" had some great tunes. At the time I attempted to make an audio recording of the show as well as the "Carousel of Progress". Unfortunately, back then, the tape was reel-to-reel and it got all tangled up. The songs will always be in my head. There were rumors back then that DuPont was releasing a recording for sale but it never materialized.

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DuPont did release a record. You can download the selections from here.

<a href="http://www.nywf64.com/dupont03.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.nywf64.com/dupont03.shtml</a>

Also, you can get live recordings of both shows on Ray Dashner's CD-ROM of live Fair recordings that he did with his reel-to-reel player.

<a href="http://www.nywf64.com/raydo01.html" target="_blank">http://www.nywf64.com/raydo01.html</a>

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DuPont did release a record.

DuPont released two versions of the record. The one with a red jacket is the 1964 version, and the sticker label in the middle of the disk is white. The one with the blue jacket is the 1965 version, and the sticker label in the middle of the disk is yellow.

So you can hear both versions of the show. (and Ray has both versions amateur-recorded on his audio CD too).

The VHS tape and DVD that is in circulation was recorded in July '65 and appears to be the only film record- so far we haven't discovered any film of the entire 1964 show.

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Hi All,

that had a superb building in 1939 - just got a color slide of it at night FINALLY! It had two paint schemes - one in 1939 and one for 1940. In '39 it was blue/grey with white - by 1940 it was red, yellow, orange and all. Very diferent. At night it was incredible and very active simulating chemical apparatus! A real gem.

Best,

MB

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