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Tomorrow-Land free pdf Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses--New York's "Master Builder"--brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964/65 World's Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, "Tomorrow-Land "shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, "and "the world during the Fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's "La Pieta" from Europe- and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA--from undersea and outerspace colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed)- and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the Fair--and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians--sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock-and-roll "right there in Queens." And as Southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the Fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict. World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964/65 Fair was truly exceptional.

About Joseph Tirella

Joseph Tirella wrote about Queens for The New York Times's much-missed City Section, and penned pieces for the paper's Metro and Business Sections. He has been a contributor to Portfolio.com and MSN.com, where he wrote about the arts and business. He was a Senior Editor at Fortune Small Business, where he was in charge of the magazine's Off Hours section, as well as contributing features and editing cover stories. His work has also appeared in People, where he wrote and reported stories on a vast array of topics, including the paparazzi who chased Princess Diana in her last hours, the reemergence of Tawana Brawley and an exclusive three-hour interview with the late Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana, at their Westchester home. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vibe, Esquire, Reader's Digest, the New York Post, and the Daily News among other publications. He lives in Queens with his family.

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Author : Joseph Tirella
Publisher : Lyons Press
Data Published : 07 January 2014
ISBN : 0762780355
EAN : 9780762780358
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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