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What Happened To Cool World's Fairs ?
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-08 2:13 pm   Permalink

Some Worlds Fairs have really played into the hands of Serial Murderers. Maybe someday Product launches will too...some cannibals will dress up as "The Steve", others as Sting...oh yeah, easy feed

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Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2006-09-26 10:39 am   Permalink

When I used to work in the Pasadena area I would find old crap (bottles, car parts, paper ephemera) in these vacant turn of the century houses. I just found some of my old stash. I have a stack of photo portfolios of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Some are dated either 1893 or 1894. The statues, art, and archetechture were incredible. here are a few out of the hundreds of photos that TCers might enjoy...

Would love to see inside this exhibit. $80,000 in 1893 money just for this one building.

The carvings of the Northwest Indians have many things in common with Souh Sea art. 100 pages.

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Coco Loco
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 820
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2006-09-28 12:03 pm   Permalink

Current World Fair info. http://www.worldsfairs.com/.

The link Jab posted two years ago is still also active http://www.expomuseum.com/future/

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Pepe le Tiki
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-10-08 11:57 am   Permalink

Missed Seattle 62 and Vancouver 86? You might get another chance in 2020....
(Looks like our talk of an 'International Tiki Event' isn't so far fetched!)

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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2026
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2007-01-18 11:27 pm   Permalink

Chicago's new Historical museum just opened, and there's a nice section there devoted to the Expositions of 1893 and 1933 (There is also a great temporary exhibit of Dior's New Look with some awesome dresses).

Here are a few interesting things I shot there last week.

First, a ticket, admitting one Felix Van Clief to the South Sea Islands Village and Theatre.

Next, an ad for the same theatre, "In the theatre are given the war songs and dances of the natives". Admission was one thin dime.

Finally, a buch of 'natives' lined up to punch the clock after a long day's work. Reminds me of that old Warner Brothers cartoon with the voyotes and sheepdogs punching the clock:
"Mornin' Ralph".
"Mornin' Fred".


Look at these creepy midway sideshow exhibits!
I want to see them all!

This was a model for a building.
I want to live there.
(in the real building, not the model)

- James T.
My newest book is "Destination: Cocktails" - www.destinationcocktails.com.
See www.tydirium.net for info on Big Stone Head, Tiki Road Trip and all of my other projects!

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