Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

new york

Written by Chris Alm in Travel

Skyline New York

Join Trans World Airlines and Ultra Swank for a flight to the city that never sleeps, New York city! We will depart from Los Angeles and set down at New York, Idlewild airport (soon to be known as JFK airport). Our flying time is estimated at around 8 hours. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the scenery. If you have any questions, our delightful stewardess...

1964 New York World’s Fair
Written by Chris Alm in Event

1964 New York World’s Fair

I have two favorite World’s Fair expositions. The first one being the 1962 held in Seattle, also known as Century 21, the second one is the fair that was held in Queens, New York in 1964. It was the largest World’s Fair ever hosted, and the theme for it was “Peace Through Understanding”. This was represented through a huge model of the Earth called the...

Eero Saarinen – Space Age Designer & Architect

Eero Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 but relocated to the United States when his family emigrated there a decade later where he began to study sculpture and furniture design. Saarinen however pursued his ambition to become an architect. His resume contains over 20 buildings. He’s also the architect behind the two landmark buildings TWA Flight Center at JFK Kennedy Airport in New York and...

The World’s Largest Store
Written by Chris Alm in Stores

The World’s Largest Store

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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