On the first floor of the blue and white Beautyrest pavilion, five whimsical displays followed man's progress from rock pillow to a comfortable mattress in his effort to obtain a good night's sleep. The animated displays included; elves digging sand for the Sandman, the sleeping difficulties of William Shakespeare, George Washington, Napoleon and other historic figures.

On the pavilion's upper floors, visitors could rent for one dollar private rest alcoves on a half hour basis. Attentants escorted visitors to their rest alcoves, set a timer and aroused them gently if they slept beyond the half hour limit. The beds could be adjusted electronically like hospital beds.

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