Grayhound Pavilion – 1964 World’s Fair

 

 

EXHIBIT

Greyhound Corporation Exhibit

Grehyound Post Houses

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

EXHIBIT

Mr. J.E. Hawthorne

Vice-President-Marketing

The Greyhound Corporation

140 South Dearborn Street

Chicago 3, Illinois

312 FI6-7560

RESTAURANT

Mr. W.E. Lassiter, President

Greyhound Post Houses, Inc.

7300 West Madison Street

Forest Park, Illinois

312 FO6-5700

CONTRACT SIGNED

November 23, 1962

LOCATION

Block 50; Lot 24

Transportation Area

AREA

84,643 sq. ft.

ARCHITECT

Kahn and Jacobs

2 Park Avenue

New York 17, New York

OR9-3932

DESIGNER

The Displayers, Inc.

635 West 54th Street

New York 19, New York

PL7-6500

CONTRACTOR

George A. Fuller

ADMISSION

Free

FEATURES

On entering the Greyhound Exhibit Pavilion Fairgoers will be guided along a series of attractive panels forming a corridor 30 feet long. The panels will describe the 50 year history of Greyhound.

After passing through the corridor, the Fairgoer will be guided into a theater — a triangular area bound on two sides by 12 foot walls, and appropriately railed in.

After about a minute, a voice will instruct the audience to keep their eyes on the wall afore them. As the narration continues, the audience will be given a brief description of the history of land transportation — both orally and through use of an exciting series of colorful transparencies and projections.

The audience, standing on a 38-foot-diameter turntable, will turn slowly to view a color sound film that pans closer and closer to a Greyhound Bus traveling through the countryside.

As the camera reaches the bus itself, the area beyond the walls suddenly will fill with a stereo sound effect and full-dimension color sound motion picture.

The audience will virtually experience being in the bus itself. For two minutes, the audience will share with the bus passengers the intimacy and pleasure of bus travel, and get a first-hand look at the countryside.

At the end of this life-like experience, the bus will pull into a modern Greyhound bus terminal.

For the next minute and a half, the audience–now revolved slowly to face a large, lighted map of the United States — will learn of Greyhound’s 100,000 miles of nationwide routes and hear of some of the top scenic attractions of the United States and Canada.

At the left of the exhibit pavilion, a “Lady Greyhound Leisure Travel Center” will be provided, aimed at the growing leisure travel market. In this relaxing area, visitors can take it easy while watching a short color sound film, an actual Greyhound tour. The leisure travel center will utilize bus seats set among planters and dividers. In the middle of this travel center will be a special events stage on which will be presented such interesting events as appearances by Lady Greyhound, fashion shows by Greyhound’s living symbol, and “State of the Week” presentations.

After viewing the Greyhound exhibit, Fairgoers may enjoy a leisurely meal in the adjacent, attractively decorated Greyhound Post House Restaurant.

SOURCE: World’s Fair Information Manual


Artist’s rendering of the Greyhound Pavilion.

SOURCE: Commercial Transparency by Photo Lab, Inc., Washington, DC

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