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SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF THE FUTURE

Where is our future? The future is here and it is marvelous, but what happened to living on the moon? Where is my hover board or personal robot?

In this section we  look at what could have been in the "World of Tomorrow" and explore the sights and sounds of space age culture from science fiction to science fact.

Welcome to the Future!

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FUTURAMA II

1964-65 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

 

Hosted by The General Motor Company, Futurama II was a ride at World's Fair Exhibition in New York. The ride was a facinating glimpse into what the future could have in store, focusing on; Technological Advances, Space Exploration, Business and Leisure.

A SEARING RAY OF LIGHT... THE LASER BEAM!
CENTURY 21
CALLING...

1962 SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR

 

Short film form the Seattle World's Fair in 1962 looking into communication technology of the 21st century. Featuring an exhibit from Bell telecommunications prediction future innovations for calling.

"A WORLD OF COMMUNICATION TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS OF TODAY & TOMORROW"
61/2 MAGIAL HOURS

Transatlantic Plane Flight

1958 Documentary

 

Experience transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the jet age - New York to London in just 6 & 1/2 hours,  Produced by Pan American.

 

"NEAR SONIC SPEED, BUT INSIDE, NO FEELING OF MOVEMENT AT ALL".
TO NEW HORIZONS

1939-40 WORLD'S FAIR - FUTURAMA

 

Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic Utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of Nine, Teen, Sixty! (1960)"

 

It opens in b&w, as a wistful, utopian narrator explains how Americans are always striving for "new horizons," and "new ways of doing things." Then the film turns color, and we are taken into the G.M. pavilion, where we slowly pan over "the wonder world of 1960" -- an immense, miniature diorama designed by Norman Bel Geddes. An eerie organ-of-the-future plays as the narrator shows us an autocentric world -- complete with 100 mph freeways and city traffic systems "designed to bypass undesirable slum areas." "Does it seem strange? Unbelievable?" the narrator asks, as we look at a world that is still unbelievable 50 years after it was supposed to exist. "We are all interested in the future, for that is where we will spend the rest of our lives!" An evocation of an abundant future and a unique little piece of film history.

SPACE AGE LOUNGE

BACHELOR PAD LOUNGE & EXOTICA

 

The swining 60's sound for the space age featuring;

Martin Deny

Petty Boola

Les Baxter

Juan Garcia Esquivel

Arthur Lyman

Alessandoni

Malka & Joso

Nino Nardini

Richard Demaria

Roger Davy

Roger Roger

Roger Webb

 

more to come...

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