World's Fair Information Manual


1964

EXHIBIT
The Pavilion of Paris and French Industry
 
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Jacques M. Fisher, Director General
Exhibitons De France, Inc.
598 Madison Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL8-3003
 
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Allen Beach
 
CONTRACT SIGNED
June 19, 1963
 
ADMISSION
Free
LOCATION
Block 33; Lot 32
Truman Promenade
International Area
 
AREA
53,873 sq. ft.
 
ARCHITECT
Ira Kessler and Associates
25 West 43rd Street
New York, New York 10036
WI7-0787
 
CONTRACTOR
Hegeman-Harris Company
Artist's Rendering of the Pavilion of Paris

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Pavilion of Paris and Industries of France is a two story building with a double spiral tower entrance known as the "Door to France." In front of the entrance and enhancing its beauty is a sculpture, "Understanding Lifting the Veil of Prejudice."
 
The upper section of the first floor exterior walls are alternate blue and white steel panels that give a striped effect. The lower part of the walls are solid panels with plaques.
 
The second floor is enclosed in glass, and the roof is decorated with flags of different French provinces.
 
Sponsored privately by French and American interests the pavilion offers culture, food, fashion, industry and science.
 
A French restaurant and cabaret occupy the second floor.
 

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1965

EXHIBIT
The Pavilion of Paris
 
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Walter Upright
and
Mr. Charles Mauro, Consultant
Pavilion of Paris
New York World's Fair
World's Fair, New York 11380
AR1-5500
 
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Bruce Nicholson
 
CONTRACT SIGNED
July 7, 1964
LOCATION
Block 33; Lot 32
Truman Promenade
International Area
 
AREA
53,873 sq. ft.
 
ARCHITECT
Ira Kessler and Associates
25 West 43rd Street
New York, New York 10036
WI7-0787
 
CONTRACTOR
Hegeman-Harris Company
 
ADMISSION
Free
Artist's Rendering of the Pavilion of Paris

SOURCE: 1965 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Pavilion of Paris is a two story building with a double spiral tower entrance. The upper section of the first floor exterior walls are alternated blue and white steel panels. The second floor is enclosed in glass. The roof is decorated with flags from different French provinces.
 
The Pavilion consists of some 20 exhibitors specializing in food, fashion, industry and art. Within the Pavilion, one finds Parisian streets and byways with shops that might have been transported directly from the Champs Elysees, the Rue de Bologne or St. Germain de Pres. Haute coutre finery is available from boutiques exhibiting and selling Parisian products of first class quality.
 
The famous Crazy Horse Bar of Paris has agreed to be in the Pavilion. French champagne will be served here by the glass.
 
Walter's International Wax Museum will exhibit 17 scenes from French history. In addition there will be a French Wine Cave which will promote the famous wines from the Bordeaux area.
 

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Pavilion of Paris

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

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