Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ST. CLAIR's WORLD'S FAIRS is a three DVD set that features vintage highlights of several 20th Century expositions. These short films (dating as far back as 1915) were originally used for promotional purposes. Visitors to the fairs often saw displays of the latest dazzling technologies, and were given glimpses into a future that even now has never been fully realized.
The two-hour PBS documentary, THE WORLD'S GREATEST FAIR is a fascinating in-depth look at the 1904 St. Louis exposition where such novelties as the Ferris Wheel, Dr. Pepper, the ice cream cone, peanut butter, iced tea and cotton candy were introduced to the general public.
PROGRAM CONTENTS of "World's Fairs":
SAN FRANCISCO - 1915:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition Revisited
The Story of Jewel City
San Francisco World's Fair
CHICAGO - 1933:
A Century of Progress - International Exposition, Chicago 1933
BONUS: Gallery I (7 minutes)
NEW YORK - 1939:
Leave It to Roll-Oh
To New Horizons
The World Tomorrow
SAN FRANCISCO - 1939:
Golden Gate - International Exposition
San Francisco - International Exposition
Farewell to Treasure Island
SAN FRANCISCO - 1940:
BONUS-- Gallery II (7 minutes)
NEW YORK - 1964:
Fair From On High - Monorail Offers Bird's Eye View
Progress Reports: The New York World's Fair 1964-1965
Unisphere: Biggest World On Earth
To the Fair
Out of This World
SEATTLE - 1962:
Century 21 Calling...
BONUS-- Gallery III (5 minutes)"
Dennis Krill | penn state | 08/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"excellent history for any level of interest from the fleetingly curious to the died in the wool fan of the fairs. this is a real must have."