Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Welcome back to the 1964 New York World's Fair!
Meet the Corythosaurus, who could be found over at Sinclair Oil's "Dinoland". He was around 30 feet long, and his name means "helmet lizard", which coincidentally is the name of my hardcore punk band. Cory's turn ons: swamps, aquatic plants, long walks on the beach. Turn offs: deadly asteroids and phonies.
Did you know that there was a pavilion celebrating "Hollywood U.S.A" (not to be confused with Hollywood, Uruguay)? It's true! And it looked just like the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in the real Hollywood (see a photo of it here). They even had hand and/or footprints of contemporary celebrities out front. Here is Hugh O'Brian's slab (complete with embedded gun!)... he was best known to the public as the star of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, which ran on TV for seven years.
Outside the Hong Kong pavilion was this adorable li'l boat. I don't think it's a junk, and I don't think it's a sampan, and at that point my knowledge of Chinese boats is exhausted.
Spain (or España) had a "striking modern pavilion" (in other words a big box). From the souvenir guide book: The country today and its role in the discovery, colonization, and independance of the Americas are portrayed in three attached buildings which enclose a rich collection of exhibition halls, restaurants, and dinner patios. Patios? Why didn't you say so?