The Flintstones at the Worlds Fair Pt II

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Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 

The NY Worlds Fair in 1964/65 attracted a boatload of luminaries, but none more incredible than Fred Flintstone.

Traveling all the way from prehistoric Bedrock, Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty couldn’t wait to see that showcase of mid 20th century American consumerism.

Hanna- Barbera the creator of the Flintstones  teamed up with The NY Worlds Fair 1964-1965 Corporation  to create this official souvenir where the pavilions and exhibits of the fair were as much a star as the cartoon characters.

 

Yabba Dabba Doo It’s the Worlds Fair

 

comic book Flinstones Worlds Fair 1964

Comic from “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair 1965 “Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

Lets continue where we last left off with Fred and Barneys  Adventure at the Fair

When Fred runs into some money problems he goes in search of a job at where else…the Worlds Fair!

 

Vintage comic book Flinstones Worlds Fair 1964

Wilma was right- The House of Good Taste was not a restaurant but instead an exhibition of 3 houses-traditional contemporary and modern fully furnished on exhibit in this homemakers center. The modern house by architect Edward Durell Stone was termed the “inward looking house” essentially shutting out neighbors with his high concrete walls.

 Money Troubles

 

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstones comic book

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

True to form Fed acts just like the caveman he is when it comes to sexist comments, proving who wear the toga in his family!

 

Worlds fair 64 Flinstones comics

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 

 Boys Will Be Boys

Worlds Fair 64 Flintstones Wima Betty cartoons comics

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

Can Fred Work it Out?

Worlds Fair 64 Flintstones comics

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

Panicking, Fred decides he needs a job pronto and goes from pavilion to pavilion in search of work.    Spotting the Kodak Pavilion, our stone age  tourists head in that direction.

Kodak Pavilion

Worlds Fair 64 Kodak Pavilion

Kodak Pavilion NY Worlds Fair 1964 Vintage Postcard

Kodak offered  the world largest outdoor color prints a top  the Kodak Picture Tower.  The Kodak Pavilion offered demonstrations of the new Instamatic Cameras, perhaps a job right up Fred’s alley.

 

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstone cartoon Kodak pavilion

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstones Kodak film cartoon

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstones cartoon Kodak Gen Cigar

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

General Cigar Hall of Magic

Worlds Fair 64 Cigar magic tricks

The Hall of Magic was the big draw at the General Cigar Exhibit. A machine blows 12 foot smoke rings 150 feet into the air every 20 seconds. “See famous magicians perform incredible feats of magic before your eyes. It’s the magic of the future waiting for you.”

Clearly no shutterbug, Fred tries his hand at magic at the popular Hall of Magic at the General Cigar Pavilion.

 

Worlds Fair 64 Flintstones Magic comic

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

Johnson’s House of Wax

 

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Johnson’s House of Wax NY Worlds Fair 1964

Next stop on the job search is Johnson House of Wax.

 

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Everybody who wears shoes, including Huckleberry Hound, can get a free shoe shine in their automated shoe shine parlor

 

Festival Of Gas

Worlds Fair 64 Festival of gas

The Festival of Gas Pavilion designed by Walter Dorwin Teague Associates was  fun exhibit for the whole family where famous chefs gave their secrets of cooking with gas, including Fred Flintstone!

 

worlds Fair 64 Flinstones comics

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

worlds Fair 64 Flinstones comic

Fred at the Festival of Gas. Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 New York State Pavilion

worlds fair 64 NY pavilion

Fired once more, Fred’s prospects seem to be looking up at the NY State Pavilion.

Visitors rode up 200 feet in the air in the glass “Sky Streak” elevators to the observation deck of the 226 foot tower- the highest point in the fair.   The view of the entire Fair below them was spectacular.

 

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Worlds Fair 64 Flintstones Hawaii Top cartoon

That’s one cool Top Cat playing the ukulele. Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna-Barbera

Aloha Fred!  Rushing down to the Lake Amusement Area Fred next tries his  hand at Hula dancing at the Hawaiian Pavilion. “Drum guitar and ukulele music sets hula skirts swishing in the Spirit of Aloha exhibit!”

 

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstones comic

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 

Worlds Fair  Director – Fred Moses-stone

If all else failed, Fred imagines himself running the Fair. What if the organizers of the NY Worlds Fair had  hired Fred Flintstone instead of Robert Moses  to head the corporation established to run the fair?

 

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstones comics

Another Hanna- Barbera cartoon character makes an appearance Wally Gator blowing trumpet. Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 

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Often considered imperious, the fair left Moses -the uber builder who had  built the World of Tomorrow – with a tarnished image of a greedy pompous man who used the Fair to promote his self interests.

Worlds Fair 64 Flinstones comic book

Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

 Monorail

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Vintage Comic Book “The Flintstones at the New York Worlds Fair” 1965 Official Souvenir copyrighted 1964 Hanna -Barbera

A perfect ending for their magical day at the fair,  a night-time ride on the Monorail watching the extravaganza of fire, light, water, sound and fireworks. The Monorail was to be the train of the future, but like so many things at the Fair  we’ll have to wait for the Jetsons for it to truly come to pass.

© Sally Edelstein and Envisioning The American Dream, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sally Edelstein and Envisioning The American Dream with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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3 comments

  1. You’ve outdone yourself with these two blogs! Lots of fun, and an interesting look at that world’s fair, too.

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  2. So glad you enjoy them, and so happy to share them after saving them for 50 years

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  3. Pingback: The Flintstones at the NY Worlds Fair | Envisioning The American Dream

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