OTHER ROYALTY – RELATED SITES:
CHRYSLER BUILDING: The Chrysler Royal used during the royal tour of Canada was exhibited in the Chrysler exhibit. The seat behind the driver faced the rear of the automobile as no individual's back should face the monarchs except the driver's. Twelve – year – old Arnold Carman and ten – year – old Lorraina Roberts were selected from the crowd to sit for one minute in George's and Elizabeth's seat.
CHILDREN'S WORLD: Sir Nevile Wilkinson loaned his famous dollhouse, Titania's Palace, to the New York City Visiting Committee of the State Charities Association as a money – raiser. Sir Nevil designed and built the sixteen – room house for his miniature art collection, then allowed it for use as a benefit for the children of the world. In the library, the books, about the size of a postage stamp, were printed in France 150 years before. In one end table in that room, a small casket contained a tiny piece of King George's and Queen Elizabeth's wedding cake.
EASTMAN KODAK PAVILION: In honor of the royal visit, the Kodak pavilion substituted "The British Cavalcade of Color," a series of 175 color photographs depicting historic and scenic views of England, Scotland and Ireland, in place of its groundbreaking "Cavalcade of Color" With the permission of the King and Queen, George Watters, an Eastman staff member, photographed the royal family informally in the Windsor Castle gardens. Slides also included views of the Houses of Parliament, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, Warwick Castle, Loch Lomond, the Giants' Causeway and stained glass windows from several cathedrals. Ferde Grofe arranged the background music and the English actor frank Tweddell narrated the presentation.
AND A FEW EXTRA NOTES:
Astute money – watchers in The Big Apple estimated the royal visit netted the city over $500,000 in additional revenue. Legitimate theaters owners initially dreaded the loss of the tickertape parade but decided to keep their regular Saturday matinee schedule. To their surprise the thousands who flooded the city for a quick royal glance suddenly had nowhere else to go so chose a matinee, doubling the normal summertime attendance. On the fairgrounds, the actual attendance fell far short of the estimated one million for the ultra – gigantic social event. Fair officials decided the expected crowds chose a free view along the motorcade route rather than paying seventy – five cents for the same quick privilege.
Although Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose remained in London, they still enjoyed The World of Tomorrow through a special souvenir package arrange by Mrs. Grover Whalen. The president – of – the – fair's wife selected one hundred items from the fair's numerous souvenirs and sent twelve of each to Buckingham Palace for the princesses and their friends. The collection included an assortment of party items, jigsaw puzzles, chocolates, postcards, view books, models and dolls.