The Second Year of the Fair, 1965!Mark Wilson’s ID PASS 1965 FrontMark Wilson’s ID PASS 1965 FrontMy parents had told me that at the end of the second season all the buildings would be torn down, everything destroyed. Immediately, a brilliant thought flashed through my 14-year old brain. If the fair was to be destroyed,
Mark Wilson’s Original “Hall of Magic” Show ConceptWelcome to the Original Set design and photos:Not seen for decades, these slides were stowed away and never viewed since they were taken… UNTIL NOW! The hand drawn set design was turned into this beautiful set, and according to John Gaughan, all the magical elements of the set WORKED!
The Opening of the Fair, and the Show that everyone saw!Mark Wilson’s ID PASS 1964 FrontMark Wilson’s ID PASS 1964 BackPrints of this photo are still available! Please click on the button to get YOURS! The fair opened on April 22,1964, and that evening a television special featured a preview of what visitors might expect. There
Mark Wilson’s Original “Hall of Magic” StoryboardsWelcome to Part 2, The Storyboards:Below you can enjoy the first set of Storyboards for the Original Show Concept. These helped everyone on the team, including the sponsor, General Cigar, to understand the incredible vision that Mark Wilson and his creative magicians had for the production.I suggest opening the
The Original Plan and the Advertising Challenges!What were Mark Wilson’s plans for General Cigar? Unknown to many are what his original plans were and just how far along they got. Initially, a show featuring a movies-to-life theme was suggested to General Cigar. In an official preview of the fair published in 1963 by Time Life,
Mark Wilson’s Original “Hall of Magic” Show ConceptEnjoy exploring these illuminating discoveries! I’m Greg Wilson, and I’m so happy to be able to share this interactive production with Live Stage Performers – Projected Film – & Magical Special Effects, an incredible vision from a time when this kind of entertainment was groundbreaking. My father, Mark