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#16 worldsfairent

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:56 PM

Oh, today? Fugeddaboutit. I was really talking about the first half of the 20th century. You'd think LA would've staged some kind of big show for the world back in its glory days-- beyond the '32 Olympics, I mean.

#17 xl5er

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:16 AM

"Charles Phoenix says he grew up a "child of Disneyland" and that he views the world through that lens."

This is way off topic but since the thread already crossed the continent you west coasters may like to know of NPR's California series which began yesterday.

http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=106484559

"I was in Paris going down the Seine River on one of their riverboat tours and everything was all lit so beautifully. I said to my French friend, 'This boat ride down the Seine River reminds me of Disneyland.'"

#18 Joey Chernov

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:42 AM

With our current "leaders" I don't think Los Angeles could pull off a lemonade stand.


According to recent news reports, it looks like they can't even pull off a funeral.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:04 PM

Still kind of amazed that Los Angeles--nor its environs-- have ever pulled off a World's Fair.


Off of the Link Jim posted on the other thread, it looks like LA had planned an International Exposition:
http://csufresno.edu...fairs/post.html

1942
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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x Cabrillo Fair [Variant Name]

#20 Joey Chernov

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:16 PM

Anyone have an Idea why this Flickr Picture has Interama in its title?
http://www.flickr.co...ter/3918873130/

Also noticed this on a spanish site, they both appear to be of the same place in different times. Maybe the tower is styled after Interama's?

#21 Bill Cotter

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

I've added a new section to my site with information on this ill-fated venture:

http://www.worldsfai...os.com/interama

I have quite a bit more on Interama and will add it if there's sufficient interest.

#22 Bill Cotter

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

Here's the Interama stuff so far:

Concept for the Sports and Leisure Area - circa 1967

Cultural-Festival Area at Interama, The - October 1967

Fact Sheet #3 - September 1963

Fact Sheet #7 - March 1966

Fact Sheet - October 1967

Interama Today - undated

News stories - 1964

News stories - 1965

News stories - 1966





#23 Joey Chernov

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:10 PM

I, personally, would love to see more Interama material - maybe even one of your famous books, Bill?

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:35 PM

I don't think I have anywhere near enough material for a full book, Joey - but someone recently did a book with a section on Interama:

http://www.amazon.co...tdisneyszorroA/

Interestingly I contributed to a section on the 1939 NY World's Fair. I didn't realize Interama was going to be part of it or would have volunteered for that as well. It's a great book, though, with some very interesting information and pictures.

I'll be adding more to my site later. I have a number of booklets and brochures from the Interama team and they will take some time to do. It's too bad the place never got built as some of the designs look really wonderful.




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