Today on Far Future Horizons we relive the sights and sounds of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair with two special newsreels from the period: an NBC TV Special from 1964 "A World's Fair Diary," with Edwin Newman and a detailed report presented by veteran reporter Lowell Thomas.
In a “World’s Fair Diary” Edwin Newman takes us on a first hand tour of many attractions featured in the fair. He tends more towards the off-the-beaten-path attractions more so than the mainstays, but he gets a great glimpse of what was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
In our second video feature Thomas reports from the partially completed
World's Fair. New York Lowell
Thomas also reported twenty five years earlier from the World’s Fair in 1939. New York
|The Rocket Thrower|
The Rocket Thrower was sculpted by Donald Delue for the 1964 World's Fair and stands between the Fountain of the Fairs and the Unisphere reflecting pool. One of my earliest memories of photographs of New York is an iconic photo of the Rocket Thrower in the foreground with a lighted Unisphere in the background.
New York World's Fair (1964) - A Report by Lowell Thomas