Friday, May 9, 2014

More Cute Stories Volume 4: 1964/65 New York World's Fair

Man, I love Rolly Crump.  I also love Jeff Heimbuch for all the great Rolly Crump material he has helped produce in the last few years.  Jeff is kind of like Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus, except instead of sucking the youth out of children, he is getting all these great stories out of Rolly Crump's head and passing them on to us.

Jeff and Rolly's newest project is "More Cute Stories Volume 4: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair."  I have been a fan of this World's Fair for quite some time, so to hear first hand accounts of what went into making some of it's attractions was fantastic.  Rolly's tells you all about the experiences he had working on Small World, The Ford Magic Skyway, The Tower of the Four Winds, and why the Seven Dwarfs didn't walk around the fair.

As much as I love hearing about the fair my favorite track on the album was the one about Mary Blair.  Rolly is known for being one of the few people who was close to Walt Disney, but his friendship with Mary Blair is just as incredible to hear about.  In fact, I hope we get a whole volume of Mary Blair stories one day. (Are you reading this Jeff!?)

Speaking of Jeff, now that I think about it, he does have a very youthful face.  Even with a beard he could pass for 17.  Maybe he has more in common with Hocus Pocus Bette Midler than I thought.

Do we know if any kids went missing during The Communitour?

You can download the album for only $4.99 on amazon! What are you waiting for?

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