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Authors: Martin Fleischer
Date: Time Period: 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18471
Description: Martin Fleischer talks about the possibility of another fair coming to Flushing. He thinks it should happen.
Date: Time Period: 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18395
Description: New York Pavilion: Mr. Probert’s father was an engineer who did the controls for the elevators; His mother refused to ride the elevator because it was too high up. Description of the Hall of Magic: Sa ... More
Date: Time Period: 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18416
Description: Matthew Probert describes his trip to the 1964 World’s Fair with his family. He talks about his favorite foods and rides, a couple of things he missed out on because he was too young to do them, and t ... More
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
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 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19397
Description: Al Musaffi worked at the World's Fair while also studying nearby at Queens College as an undergraduate. During the 1964 season he worked at the New York State Pavilion, and in 1965 at the Chrysler Pav ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20442
Description: James Wynne discusses technology at the World's Fair, including speech recognition at the IBM Pavilion, rockets at the New York Hall of Science and picture phones at the AT&T Pavilion.
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:19396
Description: Al Musaffi worked at the World's Fair while also studying nearby at Queens College as an undergraduate. During the 1964 season he worked at the New York State Pavilion, and in 1965 at the Chrysler Pav ... 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