This week we are taking a short break from the Kodachrome Image Series although we are featuring a period Ford Motor Company image colorized by photo restorer Patty Allison of Imbued With Hues. This photograph brings back memories as my family visited the 1964-’65 World’s Fair located in Queens, New York, a borough of New York City.
One of the exhibits you Editor remembers very well was at the Ford Pavilion and included the fantastic ride on the “Magic Skyway” that was created for Ford by Walt Disney. The ride used close to one-hundred new Ford Motor Company convertibles produced by all of its Divisions, including the new the 1965 Ford Mustang to transport visitors through the ride. The two themes of the adventure were “Out of this world and back,” a look at the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth followed by “Time Tunnels” a futurist journey to the “City of Tomorrow.”
The short 2:50-minute long video below by Rob Plays using period film clips will tell you the entire story of Ford’s notable Pavilion at the Fair.
The Kodachrome Image Series will return next week.