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What pavilion? Johnny Carson show

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I can't find the original posting, so doing a new one.

This night-time shot was part of the Johnny Carson show opening on 8-24-64.

The question is, what pavilion is it? Reposting in case any new inspiration prompts an answer. 

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW0_npkgG_M

 

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Don’t know Wayne, but boy thanks for the 1964 clip!

Glad he explained that topical joke about the Yankees. And all those familiar names! I had forgotten about the trademark golf swing.

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Is the question, "What Pavilion was this filmed in?" or "What Pavilion is in the opening credits?"

In the intro it says, "From New York, the World's Fair City" and not, "From the World's Fair in New York City".

Wasn't RCA the only Pavilion with a functioning studio and equipment?  I would have to guess RCA.

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There was a montage of images. I recognized the Futurama “wing”, the Fountain of the Planets fireworks, et al. I believe Wayne is asking for the pavilion matching that still image he posted. 

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10 minutes ago, xl5er said:

There was a montage of images. I recognized the Futurama “wing”, the Fountain of the Planets fireworks, et al. I believe Wayne is asking for the pavilion matching that still image he posted. 

Ok, thanks.  I misunderstood the question.

Looking at that image, it sure looks like plates of food on a table.   7-up, maybe?

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Whatever it was, it had to be brightly lit, as you can see only brightly lit stuff in that intro. I believe it was produced on film, as the color TV cameras of the time were not even that sensitive. Color movie film was still struggling to get usable images of anything that wasn't very bright. This mystery might be solved if only we could see more in the shadows, but increasing the brightness and contrast in Photoshop doesn't reveal anything.

Also, it's hard to guess what the real angle is; was the cameraman tilting the camera for effect?

2 hours ago, xl5er said:

Don’t know Wayne, but boy thanks for the 1964 clip!

Glad he explained that topical joke about the Yankees. And all those familiar names! I had forgotten about the trademark golf swing.

To an old TV nut, it's also interesting to see them using optical titles. Most likely black text on a white paper motorized roll, with video inverted and keyed over the background.

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I'm fairly certain that I saw a shot of the DuPont pavilion right near the end of that intro sequence.

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Here's what I see:

Fireworks
Fountain of the Planets
Mormon pavilion with luminaire left foreground
[The Mystery!]
GM facade with luminaires foreground
General Foods Arch [I think] (the lighted images portion) with luminaires beyond
Stained glass [Jordan pavilion?]
Luminaires [Mormon Pavilion in background?]
Luminaires (tilted)
Fireworks
DuPont
Blue and yellow lighted rosette [unidentified pavilion]
Fountain of the Planets
GE (very brief and fading to Carson studio)

The crossed lines of the mystery shot look like they could be the Christian Science roof, but the colored discs really throw it off.

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Boy that’s a good question Wayne! I’m wondering if it’s not a Dutch angle like so many photogs seem to employ to show their creative side. 

Watched the vid again and there is a sparkle toward middle right. I’m hoping that’s a major clue!

Are those vegetation branches on lower left?  

Putting text in those backlit plastic circles was a common trope back then. Maybe we just can’t see the writing?

All shots are exterior I assume. My first thought was the cameraman pointed at a ceiling or awning over semi outdoor event space.

Could just be a random colorful light panel some 2nd unit cameraman liked.

The faint lines from upper left to lower right across the colored panels are not continuous across cross members, implying to me they are structural, not purely decorative. 

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Never noticed the sparkles - there are more than one. Maybe a reflection of the fireworks? 

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Bumping up this topic to see if anyone gets a new inspiration.

The crossed line structure always reminds me of the Christian Science skylights, but the only thing I know of  documented to be there is an abstract tree sculpture in the main unit, and from the photos I've seen it may have been too low to be visible from outside. 

Criss-cross bars, round "plates" and external foliage... still not ID'd.

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