Manuela Vargas at The New York World’s Fair
September 13, 2020
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Manuela Vargas at The New York World’s Fair

Flamenco was the main attraction, and people put up with long lines to enter the auditorium where Manuela Vargas (Seville 1941), the beautiful, amazing, gifted Manuela Vargas and her outstanding group performed daily.

In 1964, when Spain was still pulling itself out of the depths of postwar poverty, the powers that be decided to invest a great deal of money to mount one of the most extravagantly beautiful pavilions of the New York World’s Fair as part of an aggressive campaign to attract tourism from abroad with the slogan “Spain is different”. Having a season pass, I was at the pavilion nearly every day. In the garden leading to the entrance there were colorful groups who performed typical Spanish folk dances, but without any doubt, flamenco was the main attraction, and people put up with long lines to enter the auditorium where Manuela Vargas (Seville 1941), the beautiful, amazing, gifted Manuela Vargas and her outstanding group performed daily. more

 

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