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Timeline – 1965 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 11, 1965.

The 1955 novel, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson, was a bestseller and the title become synonymous with the drab conformity of the business world during the decade. The main characters, Tom and Betsy Ross, lived in Westport, Connecticut. Tom would return home every day from his high-pressure public relations job in Manhattan to a Martini carefully prepared by Betty. In the novel, Tom ultimately has to make a choice between his career and his family.
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Timeline – 1964 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, October 18, 1964.

The New York World’s Fair ran for two six-months seasons, from April 22 to October 18, 1964 and April 21 to October 17, 1965. More than 51 million people visited the 646-acre grounds in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens. There were 140 pavilions and 110 restaurants representing 80 nations and 24 U.S. states. Among the highlights were General Motors’ “Futurama” exhibit, Sinclair Oil’s “Dinoland,” Ford Motors’ “Magic Skyway” ride and Pepsi-Cola’s Disney-designed attraction, “It’s A Small World.” At the Vatican pavilion, Michelangelo’s “Pieta” was on display and nearby Shea Stadium (seen in the background of the photo below), home of the New York Mets, opened five days before the Fair on April 17, 1964.
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Timeline – 1964 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 5, 1964.

Previously in the Timeline series, we discussed Trixie’s favorite stuffed companion, often referred to as “Mr. Ted.” Here is the link to that post: http://hiandlois.com/2017/03/03/timeline-1961-part-3/

In this episode Trixie reviews her past adventures with teddy, but since she is still a baby, these stories only go back about a year. Her memories are contained, of course, in “cumulous thought balloons.” Narration is provided by her internal voice.
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