Revisiting the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair Part II - More Memories of a Baby Boomer
Tower of the Four Winds
I was asked by Hubpages readers to show more photos from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, so here we go!
This was an adjoining pavilion to Pepsi-Cola, the United States Committee for U.N.E.C.E.F (United Nations Children's Fund), created in 1946.
On top of the building is the 120 ft "Tower of the Four Winds" with parts that moved with the wind. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be seen in photo above signs.
The entertainment for Pepsi-Cola and U.N.E.C.E.F. buildings were designed by Rolly Crump, a Walt Disney artist and animator.
The name of the attraction was "It's a Small World" which would also become a popular Disneyland song for children. "Snow White" was an animated movie produced by Walt Disney in 1937.
After the New York World's Fair, "Small World" was moved to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
Walt Disney worked with Henry Ford II to create the entertainment for the Ford Motor Company pavilion.
There was the International Gardens exhibit in the "Wonder Rotunda" and you could ride in one of Ford's convertibles on the "Magic Skyway."
Du Pont Pavilion
The Wonderful World of Chemistry
The Du Pont Pavilion had a musical called the "Wonderful World of Chemistry" with dance numbers such as "The Happy Plastic Family."
The "Chemical Magic" show had chemists demonstrate the properties of new materials, even showing how nylon is developed in a test tube.
Pool of Industry
Bell Systems (American Telephone & Telegragh Company & Associated Companies) offered a chair ride for its visitors and all public telephones at the fair had the (then) modern "touch tone" push button feature. The "Picturephone" was the phone of the future.
The Original Stadium
This is a photo of the original Yankee Stadium, home to the New York Yankees which was built in 1923 in The Bronx, New York.
Why a photo of Yankee Stadium? Although the World's Fair was in the borough of Queens, New York, Yankee Stadium was just a bus or car ride away.
In 1973 the stadium underwent renovations and it was re-opened in 1976. The final baseball game was played there in 2008 and the building was demolished from 2008-2010 and a new stadium was built just across the street from the former building.
All photos of the World's Fair are provided by the author, Camille Gizzarelli.
I hope you are enjoying my black and white photos from the 1960s.
If you are a baby boomer, you may recall visiting the NY World's Fair.
If you are from generations X,Y, or Z, I hope my article showed you a slice of life in a time that was really quite enjoyable.
The photos are historical in that the fashion (of that time) is so different from today!