Way down in the middle...protected from the elements, there was a surprise: The New York Herald Tribune 1939 World's Fair Section! The content is wonderful.
We've been ironing and taping pages as we go--and bringing you the scans when time permits. There's a page dedicated to what was playing on Broadway at the time: Raymond Massey as Abe Lincoln in Illinois. The Pulitzer prize-winning play would be be made into a film the following year with Massey reprising the lead. Tallulah Bankhead in The Little Foxes; Katherine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story, and more. In addition, television broadcasting in the New York area was scheduled to begin on April 30th--and RCA Victor Television Receivers and the Empire State Building were ready.
There's a whole lot to see in this surprising find...click on the scans and enjoy. See Part 2 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/more-from-1939-worlds-fair.html