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Angry clown thing awaits on the Gayway
November 13, 2008 10:03 PM   Subscribe

Rejoice! There are Seattle World's Fair 1962 images, advertisements for the Gayway (which became Fun Forest) section of the attraction, racy construction shots and postcards.

The Gayway is running out of time. It closes at the end of 2009. There's some creepy and cool stuff out there. Sleep tight.
posted by cashman (14 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I went to it, when I was 8.

Anyone else remember the Bubble-ator? (However that was spelled?)
posted by Class Goat at 10:51 PM on November 13, 2008


Thanks for this.

I ♥ the Space Needle! It got it's first cleaning since 1962 (more cool pics!) earlier this year.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:40 PM on November 13, 2008


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posted by twoleftfeet at 11:41 PM on November 13, 2008


Excellent, thanks cashman!
posted by carter at 5:46 AM on November 14, 2008


"Oh boy! Our first visit to Pat Boone world!"
posted by The Whelk at 8:29 AM on November 14, 2008


Fans of the 1962 Wold's Fair in Seattle should check out the "soundtrack" album, Attilio Mineo's Man in Space with Sounds. It's got a lounge-y, space-age sound that perfectly fits these photos.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 8:55 AM on November 14, 2008


Fans of the 1962 Wold's Fair in Seattle should check out the "soundtrack" album, Attilio Mineo's Man in Space with Sounds. It's got a lounge-y, space-age sound that perfectly fits these photos.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 8:55 AM on November 14, 2008


Awesome post. I love World's Fair stuff.
posted by isogloss at 10:48 AM on November 14, 2008


Thanks for this! Tossing in another World's Fair "soundtrack," there's The Triumph Of Man, as presented at the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965, by The Travelers Insurance Companies. WFMU has the whole thing as MP3s, and there's an easy-to-read "tracklist" on Discogs. For collectors of odd vinyl, it's packaged quite nicely, and the record itself is a lovely shade of red. I know it's a different (a)faire (heh), but the 64/65 fair post is a bit old now.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:58 AM on November 14, 2008


Not in a gay way
Just in a hey, mate,
I want to say that you’re looking okay, mate.


Great post!
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:43 AM on November 14, 2008


Did I miss the meeting where everyone got together and agreed that "Grownups don't seem to understand. About the Gayway, I mean, and what it is to a kid," would pass without any comment at all?
posted by rusty at 11:45 AM on November 14, 2008


I should have included a link to Century 21 Calling. One of the better MST3k shorts set during the Seattle World's Fair.

"And now you can go back to your drinking and pill popping!"
posted by The Whelk at 12:09 PM on November 14, 2008


My mom went to this World's Fair! It was the first time she had a Belgian waffle.
posted by crinklebat at 8:49 PM on November 14, 2008


Wow, that last link has a further link to Frontier Villiage photos. I remember that place! /derail
posted by ctmf at 2:23 PM on November 15, 2008


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