World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Continental Insurance Companies
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. David Gray, Vice-President
Continental Insurance Companies
80 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038
EXHIBIT MANAGER
Mr. Norbert Mack
Continental Insurance Companies
New York World's Fair
World's Fair, New York 11380
FAIR CONTACT
Miss Phyllis Adams
CONTRACT SIGNED
July 13, 1962
LOCATION
Block 11, Lot 11
Avenue of Progress
Industrial Area
AREA
12,699 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Gordon Powers
15 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
OX 7-1347
CONTRACTOR
John W. Ryan Construction Co., Inc.
ADMISSION
Free

SOURCE: 1965 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Continental Insurance Pavilion features "great mements in the American Revolution." The theme of the exhibit is immediately evident as the visitor is greeted by a life-sized, three-dimensional interpretation of the classic "Spirit of '76."
Featured attraction is "Cinema '76," a 25 minute musical screen show. Unusual line art and photo-effects combine with original folk songs created by noted composer Ray Charles to tell the stories of seven heroes of the Revolution. The show was produced by Mazin-Wyckoff Company.

Dioramas depiciting notable events of the Revolution further carry out the patriotic theme. Dioramas were designed and fabricated by Atkins and Merrill, Inc. A gallery of original oils depicting many of the scenes recreated in the diorama exhibits is also on display.

A dramatic addition for the '65 Fair season is an extensive display of weaponry and military gear actually used during the Revolutionary period. Artifacts on display are from the private collection of Warren Moore of New Jersey.

Continental Insurance Companies Pavilion

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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