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The 1965/1965 New York World's Fair, The Last Great World's Fair Held On American Soil - Seven Films Packed Into 88 Minutes Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #The1964NewYorkWorldsFair #The19641965NewYorkWorldsFair #WorldsFairs #FlushingMeadows #FlushingMeadowsPark #FlushingMeadowsCoronaPark #CoronaPark #Queens #QueensNY #PeaceThroughUnderstanding #Unisphere #Perisphere #SpaceAge #BabyBoomers #Computers #CRTs #CRTDisplay #ComputerTerminals #TelephoneModems #Modems #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
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1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR REPORT (1961, BLACK/WHITE, 25:55)
The planning, organizing, staffing, directing and construction of the transformation of Flushing Meadow Park, Queens County New York circa 1961into the New York World's Fair circa 1964 under the guiding hand of Robert Moses.
UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL: NEW YORK WORL'S FAIR (MARCH 3RD 1964, BLACK/WHITE, 2:04)
"Peace Through Understanding" is the theme of this yet-to-be-ompleted World's Fair, which was built atop the same location as the 1939 New York World's Fair.
OUT OF THIS WORLD (1964, COLOR, 13:16)
The Frigidaire Division of General Motors produced this archetypical capitalist propaganda piece wherein a family goes to the Futurama exchibit where mom goes through the nearest thing to a psychedlic experience a corporate film of the time could get away with. A wild view of what a great life would be had during our own time (which involves deforestation for cattle ranching - great!) ends up with a visit to futuristic cities whose whole purpose seems to be...places to buy & use Frigidaires!
UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL: FAIR FROM ON HIGH (MAY 3RD 1965, BLACK/WHITE, 1:15)
The monorail takes center stage as the park reopens after it's winter hiatus and shows off the new features added to the fair this year.
UNISPHERE: BIGGEST WORLD ON EARTH (1964, COLOR, 14:09)
U. S. Steel was so proud of the steel Unisphere it created this film to show those unique World's Fair steel structures of the past (such as the Crystal Palace of the first World's Fair [London 1851] and the Eiffel Tower [Paris 1889]) in order to contrast those accomplishements with its own.
TO THE FAIR! (1965, BLACK/WHITE, 26:10)
Excellent overview of each aspect of the park's exhibits, rides, restaurants and pavilions. A top-rate production - but it'll make you feel like you want to go there right now!
WORLD'S FAIR NIGHT AERIALS (1964, 4:19)
Breathtaking aerial views of the fair at night that make you feel like you are right there - and you'll even get a glimpse of a game in progress at Yankee Stadium, too!
The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opened on April 22, 1964 for its first of two seasons. The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY. The immense fair covered 646 acres (261 ha) on half the park, with numerous pools or fountains, and an amusement park with rides near the lake. However, the fair did not receive official sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) due to a heavily-publicized rules dispute between fair organizier Robert Moses and the BIE over time length, state fair frequency and fees. Hailing itself as a "universal and international" exposition, the fair's theme was "Peace Through Understanding", dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe". American companies dominated the exposition as exhibitors. The theme was symbolized by a 12-story-high, stainless-steel model of the earth called the Unisphere, built on the foundation of the Perisphere from the 1939 NYC fair. The fair ran for two six-month seasons, April 22 - October 18, 1964, and April 21 - October 17, 1965. Admission price for adults (13 and older) was 2 USD in 1964 (equivalent to 15.78 USD in 2017) but 2.50 USD (equivalent to 19.41 USD in 2017) in 1965, and 1 USD for children (2-12) both years (equivalent to 7.89 USD in 2017). The fair is noted as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology. The nascent Space Age, with its vista of promise, was well represented. More than 51 million people attended the fair, though fewer than the hoped-for 70 million. It remains a touchstone for many American Baby Boomers, who visited the optimistic fair as children before the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, cultural changes, and increasing domestic violence associated with the Civil Rights Movement. In many ways the fair symbolized a grand consumer show covering many products produced in America at the time for transportation, living, and consumer electronic needs in a way that would never be repeated at future world's fairs in North America. Many major American manufacturing companies from pen manufacturers, to chemical companies, to computers, to automobiles had a major presence. This fair gave many attendees their first interaction with computer equipment. Corporations demonstrated the use of mainframe computers, computer terminals with keyboards and CRT displays, teletype machines, punch cards, and telephone modems in an era when computer equipment was kept in back offices away from the public, decades before the Internet and home computers were at everyone's disposal. #The1964NewYorkWorldsFair #The19641965NewYorkWorldsFair #WorldsFairs #FlushingMeadows #FlushingMeadowsPark #FlushingMeadowsCoronaPark #CoronaPark #Queens #QueensNY #PeaceThroughUnderstanding #Unisphere #Perisphere #SpaceAge #BabyBoomers #Computers #CRTs #CRTDisplay #ComputerTerminals #TelephoneModems #Modems #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive