Ride the Monorail
By Christopher Sep 3rd 2005 in Event

Ride the Monorail

The Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 with the theme Century 21 has to be the coolest fair ever! Go from downtown Seattle on the monorail, speeding along high above the streets of Seattle. The fair was home of the Space Needle, one of the most famous Googie architecture landmarks in America, it still stands there today if you want to visit it. It was also home of the Bubbelator science ride, which took up to 150 people in a transparent...

This Les Baxter piece was released circa 1966-1967 around the same time as the press book for the movie “The Sand Pebbles” was published. Although it isn’t a official song from the soundtrack (which Jerry Goldsmith produced), it was released as a promo 45 RPM vinyl by Crescendo (GNP Crescendo 382) with Balan Samba (Bandeira) from Brazil Now (GNP Crescendo 2036) on the back side, and it seams to me that it is a quite rare record to come over....

This is Macy’s in New York circa 1964. Here you’ll find everything a swinging bachelor needs, from swank furniture to the latest music. Just look at the crowd of people outside waiting to get in, or are they just trying to get a cab during rush hour?...

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