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World's Fair Films Collector's MegaSet DVD, Video Download, USB Drive

World's Fair Films Collector's MegaSet DVD, Video Download, USB Drive
World's Fair Films Collector's MegaSet DVD, Video Download, USB Drive
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Contents:

DISCS 1-3: THE 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR
The Glimpse Of An Ephemeral Future Envisioned On The Cusps Of Depression & World War - 8 Full Hours Packed Into 3 Dual Layer All Regions DVDs:

LEAVE IT TO ROLL-OH (1940, B&W, SOUND, 8:42)
Don't you just love the housework robots we've all come to know and enjoy? Well, maybe we don't yet live in the world of the Jetsons, but the World of Tomorrow had us using this homemaker's work saver as early as the 1960s!

TO NEW HORIZONS (1940, COLOR, SOUND, 22:59)
This is the complete renowned motion picture that the famous 1939 World's Fair "World of Tomorrow" films clips of futuristic cars traveling on far-out superhighways of "the wonder world of 1960" (!) that you've seen in so many documentaries come from. Jam Handy produced this General Motors message film which sees a strange world indeed at a point in the future some 45 years before our time & which was intended for viewing at the Futurama exhibit of GM's Highways and Horizons" pavilion. Simply a must-see!

THE WATHEN COLLECTION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 27:48)
Another beautiful color amateur film detailing the goings-on and features of the fair.

THE WORLD'S FAIR AUGUST 1940 (1940, COLOR, SILENT, 7:31)
More lovely color amateur film that condenses the fair's exhibits down to 7 1/2 minutes.

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (1939, B&W, SILENT, 36:09)
Black & White amateur film documenting amongst other things the apparent use of nude "live" statues!

NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 15:10)
A "sweetened" print of the first 15 minutes 10 seconds of the Wathen amateur film collection, featured above, and processed for contrast and color balance.

THE MEDICUS COLLECTION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 5 Hours 49 Minutes)
Seven film reels of breathtaking Kodachrome amateur color film that documents the many different sights to be seen at the fair - some very risque even for our times!

DISC 4: WORLD'S FAIR & EXPOSITION FILMS
18 Films Documenting The Fairs Of San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Brussels & Montreal - Over 2 1/2 Hours!

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MARCH 17Th 1958 (B&W, SOUND, 0:52)
America builds the world's largest freestanding circular structure as one of the 48 countries participating in "the first world's fair of the atomic age".

GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1939, COLOR, SOUND, 7:41)
Beautiful color footage of the city of San Francisco in general and The Golden Gate Bridge Exposition in particular.

CENTURY 21 CALLING (1964, COLOR, SOUND, 13:56)
No, not the real estate company, but the century we live in now, and it calls us through the venue of the 1964 Seattle World's Fair.

A CENTURY OF PROGRESS - INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1933 (1933, B&W, SILENT, 12:38)
An amateur film sweep through the pavilions and events of the fair.

CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR (1933, B&W, SILENT, 12:48)
Exterior shots of the fair begin this amateur film travelogue that also includes New York, Washington DC & Salt Lake City shots.

DEAD FAIR (1940, COLOR, SOUND, 1:11)
Excellent overview of each aspect of the park's exhibits, rides, restaurants and pavilions. A top-rate production - but it'll make you feel like you want to go there right now!.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MAY 2nd 1967: EXPO 67 - "MONUMENT TO MAN" OPENS IN CANADA (B&W, SOUND, 1:41)
The inauguration of the world's largest world's fair upon two man-made islands in the Saint Lawrence River outside Montreal.

FAREWELL TO TREASURE ISLAND (1940, COLOR, SOUND, 2:51)
A visit-it-before-it-closes send-off to the 1939-1940 San Francisco World's Fair.

FRISCO FAIR / PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 17:03)
Home movies of travels along the Pacific Northwest coast on the way to and including the Golden Gate Bridge / San Francisco Fair.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 10:37)
More home movies documenting the beauty of the northwest as a preface to an overview of the San Francisco Fair.

THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 10:13)
Even more home movies, in beautiful color film, extensively documenting the exhibits, buildings and goings-on of the fair.

THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 10:13)
Yet more home movies, THIS in lovely Kodachrome color film, providing a breath-taking capture of the architecture of the fair grounds on Treasure Island.

PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1915, B&W, SILENT, 5:04)
Take to the air in a beautiful baloon & do a loop-the-loop a primitive biplane - but make sure you don't hit the drink!

PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (REVISITED) (1940s, B&W, SOUND, 10:13)
Lovely retrospective by Frank Vail recounting the events of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair with fine quality reproductions of 1915 original film stock.

PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1915, B&W, SILENT, 8:12)
Opening ceremonies and dignitaries attending the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair.

SAN FRANCISCO WORLD'S FAIR (1939, B&W, Sound, 9:26)
Newsreel by The News Parade providing coverage of the Golden Gate Bridge Exposition.

THE STORY OF JEWEL CITY (1915, B&W, SILENT, 9:01)
Remarkable fantasy story of a fairy who uses her magic wand to wend her way both through the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair as well as the metaphorical ruins from which the city rose again.

TREASURE ISLAND (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 9:52)
The opening ceremonies performed by the dignitaries attending the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair.

DISC 5: THE 1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR DVD
The Last Great World's Fair Held On American Soil - Seven Films Packed Into 88 Minutes In Region Code Free DVD Format!

1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR REPORT (1961, B&W, 25:55)
The planning, organizing, staffing, directing and construction of the transformation of Flushing Meadow Park, Queens County New York circa 1961into the New York World's Fair circa 1964 under the guiding hand of Robert Moses. UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL: NEW YORK WORL'S FAIR (MARCH 3RD 1964, B&W 2:04) "Peace Through Understanding" is the theme of this yet-to-be-ompleted World's Fair, which was built atop the same location as the 1939 New York World's Fair.

OUT OF THIS WORLD (1964, COLOR, 13:16)
The Frigidaire Division of General Motors produced this archetypical capitalist propaganda piece wherein a family goes to the Futurama exchibit where mom goes through the nearest thing to a psychedlic experience a corporate film of the time could get away with. A wild view of what a great life would be had during our own time (which involves deforestation for cattle ranching - great!) ends up with a visit to futuristic cities whose whole purpose seems to be...places to buy & use Frigidaires! UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL:

FAIR FROM ON HIGH (MAY 3RD 1965, B&W, 1:15)
The monorail takes center stage as the park reopens after it's winter hiatus and shows off the new features added to the fair this year.

UNISPHERE: BIGGEST WORLD ON EARTH (1964, COLOR 14:09)
U. S. Steel was so proud of the steel Unisphere it created this film to show those unique World's Fair steel structures of the past (such as the Crystal Palace of the first World's Fair [London 1851] and the Eiffel Tower [Paris 1889]) in order to contrast those accomplishements with its own.

TO THE FAIR! (1965, B&W, 26:10)
Excellent overview of each aspect of the park's exhibits, rides, restaurants and pavilions. A top-rate production - but it'll make you feel like you want to go there right now!.

WORLD'S FAIR NIGHT AERIALS (1964, 4:19)
Breathtaking aerial views of the fair at night that make you feel like you are right there - and you'll even get a glimpse of a game in progress at Yankee Stadium, too!


A World's Fair or World Fair is a large international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations. These exhibitions vary in character and are held in different parts of the world at a specific site for a period of time, ranging usually from three to six months. The term "world's fair" is typically used in the United States. In French the term Exposition universelle ('universal exhibition') is used; in other Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, and Romanian, the translation of the French term is used. In the non-Romance languages of Europe, and in Asia and the Middle East, World Expo or Specialised Expo are commonly used. The short term Expo has been applied to both types of Expos in various locations since 1967. Since the 1928 Convention Relating to International Exhibitions came into force, the BIE has served as an international sanctioning body for international exhibitions. Four types of international exhibition are organised under the auspices of the BIE: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos (regulated by the International Association of Horticultural Producers) and the Milan Triennial. Depending on their category, international exhibitions may last from three weeks to six months. Milan, Italy, held the most recent World Expo in 2015, while Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, held the most recent Specialised Expo in 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was selected to host Expo 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed to 2021. Buenos Aires, Argentina, who had been selected to host the next Specialised Expo in 2023, announced its withdrawal with no reschedule date.

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opened on April 30, 1939, as NBC inaugurated its regularly scheduled television service in New York City by broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address. The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "The World Of Tomorrow". Within six months of the Fair's opening, World War II would begin, a war that lasted six years and resulted in the deaths of 50-85 million people.

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opened on April 22, 1964 for its first of two seasons. The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY. The immense fair covered 646 acres (261 ha) on half the park, with numerous pools or fountains, and an amusement park with rides near the lake. However, the fair did not receive official sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) due to a heavily-publicized rules dispute between fair organizier Robert Moses and the BIE over time length, state fair frequency and fees. Hailing itself as a "universal and international" exposition, the fair's theme was "Peace Through Understanding", dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe". American companies dominated the exposition as exhibitors. The theme was symbolized by a 12-story-high, stainless-steel model of the earth called the Unisphere, built on the foundation of the Perisphere from the 1939 NYC fair. The fair ran for two six-month seasons, April 22 - October 18, 1964, and April 21 - October 17, 1965. Admission price for adults (13 and older) was 2 USD in 1964 (equivalent to 15.78 USD in 2017) but 2.50 USD (equivalent to 19.41 USD in 2017) in 1965, and 1 USD for children (2-12) both years (equivalent to 7.89 USD in 2017). The fair is noted as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology. The nascent Space Age, with its vista of promise, was well represented. More than 51 million people attended the fair, though fewer than the hoped-for 70 million. It remains a touchstone for many American Baby Boomers, who visited the optimistic fair as children before the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, cultural changes, and increasing domestic violence associated with the Civil Rights Movement. In many ways the fair symbolized a grand consumer show covering many products produced in America at the time for transportation, living, and consumer electronic needs in a way that would never be repeated at future world's fairs in North America. Many major American manufacturing companies from pen manufacturers, to chemical companies, to computers, to automobiles had a major presence. This fair gave many attendees their first interaction with computer equipment. Corporations demonstrated the use of mainframe computers, computer terminals with keyboards and CRT displays, teletype machines, punch cards, and telephone modems in an era when computer equipment was kept in back offices away from the public, decades before the Internet and home computers were at everyone's disposal.