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Date: Time Period: 1974
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18359
Description: On their first date, Victoria Tambini said she'd never been ice skating, so Tony offered to take her the next day. Tony's neighbor knew how to ice skate and offered to go with them as a double date. V ... More
Date: Time Period: 1974
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18445
Description: Tony and Victoria Tambini tell the story of how they met at a party in 1974 and went on their first date at the ice skating rink in the New York City building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. They des ... More
Authors: John Riccardelli
Date: Time Period: 1970
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18448
Description: John Riccardelli describes of the history of the collectible market and the antique dealers of the 1970s. The collectible market did not exist then and was a rare thing. Slowly collectors got together ... More
Date: Time Period: 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18424
Description: Florence Shuster describes the amount of walking at the World's Fair and gives a description of the cheap foot massage machines that would relieve the pain of walking all day.
Date: Time Period: 1964; 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18413
Description: Robin Asserson describes her favorite exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair. She frequently visited the GE exhibit and years later when she visited Disney World with her daughter, there was the same GE exh ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964; 1967
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18384
Description: Beto Villa describes the way he experienced the World's Fair: by seeing Renny Ottila's show with ABC, which included interviews at the pavilions, and visiting the US World's Fair pavilion exhibits whe ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1967
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18404
Description: Beto Villa is a sports reporter from Queens. Originally from Venezuela, he was inspired by the World's Fair to come to New York in the late 1960s. In his interview, he shared some of his memories of s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965; 1975
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18398
Description: Gary Savage describes the Parker and Pet exhibit, where he got two pen-pals, one from Holland and one from Japan. This sparked a lifelong interest in Japan for him and he continued to study it as he g ... More
Authors: John Riccardelli
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965; 1970
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18389
Description: John Riccardelli is an avid collector of World's Fair memorabilia. He describes how he became interested in the Fairs and collecting in high school, and why he continues to collect. He talks about the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18385
Description: Angela Christensen describes a vivid memory of coming to see the Unisphere and It's a Small World at the 1964 World's Fair with her Grandmother. She is unsure if it's an actual memory of her own exper ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18372
Description: Angela Christensen describes a memory she has of taking her grandmother to see the It's a Small World ride at the World's Fair. She explains that she isn't certain it is her own memory because she has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18408
Description: Bob Gregson preferred the pavilions at the World's Fair that included rides. Among his favorites is the Ford Motors pavilion, which he describes at length. He also enjoyed the Futurama pavilion, which ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18429
Description: Bob Gregson describes his visits to the 1964-1965 World's Fair. He was a teenager and came with his mother and his aunt, who lived in Queens. He describes his favorite exhibits, which almost all invol ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18369
Description: Pazel Jackson shares his knowledge about the construction of Shea Stadium. Normally athletic stadiums take many years to be constructed, but Moses wanted the stadium complete in time for the 1964 Worl ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18374
Description: Florence Shuster describes the exhaustion of walking all day and the foot massage machines that were available at the World's Fair.