1964 World's Fair documentary raising funds on Kickstarter


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  1. planettom says:

    Relics from the 1964 New York World’s Fair that I’ve been to:

    * IT’S A SMALL WORLD ride at Disney World
    * The giant tire outside Detroit that’s the former Ferris Wheel.
    * The Carillon at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, Georgia from the Coca-Cola Pavilion
    (A friend of mine got to go inside of it a few years back, here’s his report:
    http://www.grantbob.com/2007/05/inside-carillon.html )
    * The Travelers Insurance Companies TRIUMPH OF MAN exhibit, which was relocated
    to the Center Of Science and Industry museum (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio from 1966-1999
    (See the Boing Boing post earlier this month about my Virtual Re-Creation of this exhibit in Flash:
    http://boingboing.net/2012/02/03/my-favorite-museum-exhibit-19.html )

  2. Wait, are you telling me that Belgian waffles come from Queens!?!?

  3. Bob N Johnson says:

    There are these hazy memories from the fair that are just out of reach, but have left this warm feeling of family and wonder. The fair is one of the few things I would wish to relive at almost any cost.

  4. Sean Carolan says:

    Yeah, I pretty much want this. I’m in.

  5. Matthew Urso says:

    living most of my life in flushign, its always bothered me that no one is trying to renovate or use that pavilion that the restaurant was in.  kind of an eye sore up close

  6. Birthplace of Belgian Waffles? That would be Belgium, amazingly enough – though they call them “Brussels Waffles” there to distinguish them from the other common waffle type, the Liège Waffle. And turns out they were introduced to the US two years before, at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. They were even a key plot device (to the extent that the movie had a plot) in the 1963 Elvis Movie “It Happened At The World’s Fair”, which was filmed at the Seattle fair the previous year…!

  7. Jim Dixon says:

    I actually ate “Belgian” waffles at the Seattle World’s Fair. Saveur has some info (and a recipe) here: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Belgian-Waffles

  8. Who was at the Dupont Pavilion? Why was the bench still warm?

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