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Destination New York – Five Movies Where New York is the Star

Sometimes, the city in which a movie is set plays a role more important than that of the main characters and, over the years, many filmmakers have been drawn to the crusty liveliness of New York. Here are a few films where, even when cast alongside screen legends like Audrey Hepburn, Robert Redford and Marlon Brando, New York was the star. The Best of Everything (1959) The...

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In this documentary Mr Walt Disney himself shows us among many things, different props that will be used at the 1964 New York World’s Fair in which Disneyland will play an important role. Classical rides such as General Electric’s Carousel of Progress, Ford’s Magic Skyway, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and It’s a Small World were all devised at this World’s Fair by the Walt...

Return to the New York World’s Fair 1964
Written by Katharine Miller in Event

Return to the New York World’s Fair 1964

Of the three World’s Fairs set in North America in the 1960s, the 1964 fair is the most memorable and oft-cited. It wowed the young generation of Boomers with technological wonders and forward-thinking ideas. It gave us a few of the most beloved Disney attractions. And yet, it wasn’t really a World’s Fair. Hopes an economic boom through tourism inspired the planning of the 1964-65...

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Join Ella Morton from Rocketboom as she takes us on a tour of the 1960s version of New York City portrayed in television series Mad Men. Check out where the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office is located, where to buy the perfect hat and the best place to zip Martinis among many other things. (Via) ...

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A short movie that takes us back 60 years or so, to a time when Broadway and Times Square were the theater and entertainment capital of the USA. Pre Disneyfication and massive tourist invasions. For those of you who likes numbers, there were apparently 40 million twinkling lights around Broadway back then. Many of these places however are gone today. Are there any New Yorkers...

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From the movie It’s Always Fair Weather made in 1955 starring the always brilliant and talented Gene Kelly, this time singing with roller skates around Broadway in New York City. What do you daydream about today?...

1964 New York World’s Fair Futurama Ride

General Motors was (believe it or not) a pioneer exhibitor back in mid-century USA, often with the technical assistance of Walt Disney’s Imagineers. Their Futarama attraction, was created for the New York World’s Fair in 1939, and it was brought back and updated for the 1964 World’s Fair which offered its riders a glimpse into what life in the year 2024 would be like. Here we...

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