|Title||Boeing Spacearium interior model, Seattle World's Fair, January, 1962 |
|Notes||Typewritten on slide mount: Fb 1-Boeing Company Spacearium Interior|
This slide appears to have been purchased by Alden B. Couch, Sales Director of the Puget Sound Power & Light Company, from a set of professional World's Fair slides.
PH Coll 1021.91
|Historical Notes||The Boeing Spacearium, built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, featured a new space motion picture system created and constructed by Cinerama for the Boeing Company and the United States Science Exhibit. Inside the Spacearium, fairgoers were treated to "Journey to the Stars", a 15-minute color film projected onto a hemispherical 360-degree, 75-foot screen, filling the 6,000 square foot surface with all the excitement of an actual trip to the outer galaxies. During the run of the fair, standing audiences of 1,000 at a time viewed the spectacle. It played more than 6,000 times before an audience totalling 4½ million people and springboarded the formation of a vital new company serving the motion picture and missiles industries, the Cinerama Camera Corporation.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)--Facilities; Boeing Company--Facilities--Washington (State)--Seattle; Architectural models |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Exhibition buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle; Space flight--Washington (State)--Seattle; Exhibitions--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Seattle Photograph Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Alden B. Couch Photographs of the Seattle World's Fair. PH Coll 1021 |
|Object Type||Slide |
|Physical Description||Color; 35 mm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2011. |