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1915-1939 World's Fair Expos. Films - New York San Francisco Chicago DVD - A7
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1915-1939 World Fairs Film Library DVD

This DVD contains a fascinating montage of early World Fairs. Included in the films that make up this collection are the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition, views of the World of Tomorrow at the 1939 New York World's fair, the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair and the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40.

Here are all the films that make up this historical collection:

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915)

This is a montage of speeches and events surrounding the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 San Francisco. It inclues some speeches, shows Governor Charles Whitman of New York planting a tree, a Liberty Bell, cannon salutes and much more.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 8:12

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915)

This film shows various shots of the Expo both during the day and the night. it inclues a parade, fireworks and much more.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 5:05

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1940)

This film covers a variety of events that ocurred at the 1915 San Francisco Exposition from its groundbreaking ceremony to exhibitions, speeches and much more. It gives a great sense of the magic of the expo.

Producer: Vail (Frank W.)
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 10:13

The Story of Jewel City (1915)

This is a fantasy film that was produced for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. In a story, it shows all the grandeur of the expo in a very exciting and upbeat manner.

Producer: Exposition Players Corporation
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:03

Amateur film: New York World's Fair (1939)

Explore the World of Tomorrow in the 1939 New York World's Fair. You will be taken on a tour of various country exhibits - Norway, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Russia, Japan and others - as well as various fountains and animal exhibits.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White/C
Run time: 14:19

Dead Fair (1940)

This film explores the Golden Gate International Exposition after it is closed down. It gives a unique perspective to be able to see it quiet and empty.

Producer: Telenews
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 1:11

Farewell to Treasure Island (1940)

Explore the fair in its last moments in this film designed to capture the last of the magic.

Producer: Allen (Ken)
Audio/Visual: Silent C
Run time: 2:52

Frisco Fair / Pacific Northwest (1939)

Home movie collection showing the San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939 as well as stunnign views of the rugged coast of California before it was so developed and commercialized.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent C
Run time: 17:05

Century of Progress Exposition: Wings of a Century (1933)

Explore the fun and excitement of The Chicago World's Fair.

Producer: Holmes (Burton) Films
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 12:38

Treasure Island (1939)

Grand opening speeches for the fair. Includes various shots of the fair as well as speeches.

Producer: Howard (Arthur E.)
Audio/Visual: Silent, Color
Run time: 9:55

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