Tuesday, June 22, 2010
General Electric at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
Let's spend a few days touring one of the most famous pavilions at the Fair - General Electric. Along the way we'll visit the Carousel of Progress, the Sky-Dome Spectacular, and Progressland.
You've settled into your seat in the Carousel Theater. Before you, stretching the entire width of the stage, behind the giant GE Logo, is a pulsing wall of light called the "Kaleidophonic Screen." Behind the clear-faceted squares that make up the larger panels of the screen are banks of multi-colored lights that shine out into the audience through the maze of squares.
As a full orchestration of the Carousel's Theme Song, "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," plays in the background, the lights pulse and glow with the rise and fall of music.
Now the music changes to a carnival-like rhythm as narrator Rex Allen begins to speak. As he does, the lights of the Kaleidophonic Screen pulse in synchronization to his words.
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