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A long-lost 16mm film shows the 1939 New York World’s Fair as it really was – fun!
Filmmaker and world’s fair historian, Mark Bussler (Expo: Magic of the White City, Westinghouse, Classic Game Room, Chicago 1933: A Century of Progress in Photographs) takes viewers on a raucous adventure through the 1939 New York World’s Fair with the assistance of a stunning 16mm color film preserved after 80 years!
Based on a descriptive eyewitness account, Bussler narrates in an entertaining and freewheeling style while viewers marvel at some of the most exciting moments in world’s fair history. Enjoy stunning full-motion footage of the gleaming Trylon and Perisphere, The Court of Peace, parades, The World of Tomorrow, General Motor’s Pavilion, The Garden of Eden, Railroads, Billy Rose’s Aquacade and numerous eating and drinking establishments at the fair.
Following the Great Depression, in the shadow of World War II, more than 44 million people visited the World’s Fair in New York between 1939 and 1940. They witnessed a vision of the future enhanced by the power of technology. They also forgot their troubles for the day and ate foods from around the world, drank copious amounts of beer, watched risque performances on the midway, danced, laughed, watched fireworks, bathing beauties, railroad shows, and more. Captured on film, this incredible documentary captures one of the most incredible events in American history and shows it like it really was.
Written, directed, and narrated by Mark Bussler.