Thursday, December 13, 2012
It's been over a month since I have posted anything from the '64 World's Fair. So here we go!
Over at Sinclair's "Dinoland", a full-sized Brontosaurus (did you know that he moved?) attracted Fair guests by the kajillions. By 1964, the name "Brontosaurus" had fallen out of favor with scientists who used the more accurate "Apatosaurus"; but it was too late, the public knew and loved Brontos (and had a hunger for Brontosaurus burgers, which contributed to their extinction).
Out in front of the Maryland pavilion, you could find this nice model of the U.S. Frigate Constellation, which the sign tells us was the "...First ship of the U.S. Navy, launched in Baltimore in 1797. Oldest ship afloat in the world, now being restored in Baltimore. Replica built to 1/15th scale - contribution will be welcome." It appears that the pool of water is lined with thousands of clam or mussel shells. And maybe a few pennies.
Looking across the Grand Central Parkway, we can see just how massively huge the building that housed General Motor's "Futurama" was. Notice how the people in line look and smell like ants.
This unusual view was taken in the shadow of the Eastman Kodak pavilion, looking toward the Unisphere. There were some exterior exhibits, including the display visible to our right that has the heading "Great Movie Stars On Film". On the other side is a display, "Great Movie Stars Not On Film".