THE END OF THE INNOCENCE: THE 1964-1965 NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR.

TheEndOfTheInnocence[Book: Lawrence R. Samuel – 2007 – 18x26cm – 55 B&W photos and illustrations]. On the eve of opening day, a 12 billion-candlepower beam of light was turned on over the fairgrounds. Soon the world’s biggest fountain would be turned on and a 610-bell carillon would ring out “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” From 22 April to 17 October in 1964 and 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World’s Fair. Already a highly contentious political battleground and social phenomenon, ‘the single greatest event in history’ was finally about to begin. Chapter Points: Introduction; The Greatest Event in History; Heigh Ho, Ho Hum; Second Time Around; The House of Good Taste (including Walt Disney’s “It’s A Small World”); Global Holiday; Sermons from Science; Conclusion. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.