Fashion, Food & Famous Faces: Pop Culture at the Fair

And fabulous the Fair was, a veritable parade of glamorous celebrities, sports stars, fashion models, political luminaries, musical greats, and visual artists who brought America's "today" to "The World of Tomorrow" in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Marlene Dietrich, austerely elegant in turban and fur coat. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wearing a "Trylon and Perisphere" print dress. Salvador Dalí, surrealist ringmaster of his "Dream of Venus" extravaganza. Babe Ruth, showing young baseball hopefuls how to put their shoulders into a swing. Then there was the food, everything from the haute cuisine of Le Restaurant Français in the French Pavilion to the all-American hotdog, the latter enjoyed by countless Fair visitors, including Hollywood beauty Dorothy Lamour.