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The Resource Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, by Joseph Tirella

Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, by Joseph Tirella

Label
Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
Title
Tomorrow-land
Title remainder
the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Tirella
Title variation
Tomorrowland
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Motivated by the idea of turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses--New York's "master builder"--brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964/65 World's Fair was a sixties flash point in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's La Pieta from Europe and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA--from undersea and outer-space colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed) and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the fair--and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians--sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock and roll right there in Queens. And as southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict. World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964/65 fair was truly exceptional
Accompanying matter
  • technical information on music
  • libretto or text
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Tirella, Joseph
Dewey number
607/.34747243
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
T786 1964.B1
LC item number
T57 2014e
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barrett, Joe
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  • New York World's Fair
  • Technological innovations
  • Social change
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, by Joseph Tirella
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • "Tracks every 10 minutes and by chapter"--Container
  • "Includes bonus PDF with notes from the book"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 12 1/2 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482971842
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM9319
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn868072445
  • (OCoLC)868072445
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, by Joseph Tirella
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • "Tracks every 10 minutes and by chapter"--Container
  • "Includes bonus PDF with notes from the book"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 12 1/2 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482971842
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM9319
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn868072445
  • (OCoLC)868072445
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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