Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The New York State Pavilion became a movie set

 
 
The New York State Pavilion became a movie set Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
1. The New York State Pavilion became a movie set Marker
The screen showed video clips featuring the pavilion.
Inscription.
The New York State Pavilion served as a movie set for several films, TV programs, and a music video. Some of the productions shot here since the fair were “Men in Black”, "McCloud”, “Law and Order”, “CSI New York”, and “Iron Man II”. The pavilion and much of the fairgrounds were also the setting for a video game.
Perhaps the best recognized “set pieces” are the observation towers for their role in “Men in Black” seen as an alien space ship.
The pavilion was transformed into an urban munchkin land for “The Wiz”, a disco/soul adaption of the “Wizard of Oz”. LOOK! Some of the graffiti art from the set decoration bled through a previous paint job. Work was done to preserve this piece of the building’s history and is visible to the right of the top of the escalator.

 
Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 73° 50.669′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Avenue of the States. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Restaurant (here, next to this marker); New York State Pavilion (here, next
Graffiti from "The Wiz" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
2. Graffiti from "The Wiz"
to this marker); Remnants from the ruins (here, next to this marker); Skate Rental (here, next to this marker); Live Performances (here, next to this marker); Mezzanine Tour of New York State (here, next to this marker); “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Suspension Roof (here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Diana Ross stepped here image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2017
3. Diana Ross stepped here
Marker closeup image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2017
4. Marker closeup
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement