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The 1939 New York World's Fair, An Ephemeral Glimpse Into A Future "World Of Tomorrow" As Envisioned On The Cusps Of The Great Depression And World War II - 7 1/2 Hours Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 3 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #The1939NewYorkWorldsFair #TheWorldOfTomorrow #DawnOfANewDay #WorldsFairs #FlushingMeadows #FlushingMeadowsPark #FlushingMeadowsCoronaPark #CoronaPark #Queens #QueensNY #Perisphere #Trylon #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #BetweenTheWars #InterwarPeriod #CausesOfWorldWarII #CausesOfWWII #AmericanHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #WesternCulture #WesternCivilization #WesternTradition #StoryOfCivilization #NBC #NBCHistory #TVHistory #FranklinDRoosevelt #FranklinRoosevelt #FDR #Television #TV #TVHistory #TelevisionHistory #HistoryOfTelevision #Broadcasting #BroadcastingHistory #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
LEAVE IT TO ROLL-OH (1940, Black/White, 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, Black/White, 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 30 Minutes)
Six 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!
On April 30, 1939, The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opened 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.