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What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

By Donald-Brian Johnson Abe Lincoln was there. So were the “Flintstones.” Michelangelo’s Pieta paid an exclusive visit. The enormous inhabitants of Sinclair’s “Dinoland” bid folks a toothy welcome. And, it’s where The Riddler executed a dastardly burglary during the pilot episode of TV’s Batman. During the summers of 1964 and ’65, a gee-whillikers wonderland welcomed […]

Ken's Korner Web Extra: ‘Door of Paradise’ bound for museum

Ken’s Korner Web Extra: ‘Door of Paradise’ bound for museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 The ‘Door of Paradise’ – the nickname given by Michelangelo to an 8-ton gilded bronze door beautifully crafted in the15th century by Italian artist Lorenzo Ghiberti – has been unveiled to the public after a 27-year restoration, […]