Welcome to the World's Fair Newsletter:
Radio Corporation of America Pavilion
Small pieces of news and interesting information compiled by David J. Cope.
New Tidbits for October
Philip A. Medicus films
Reel 4 - Part 1
Philip Medicus filmed the Fair in color on Kodachrome. These films can be found on YouTube and on the Internet Archives. There are a total of 17 of the Medicus films which I will add to both my YouTube channel and here on the World's Fair Website.
Presented here is the tenth of the seventeen, Reel 4 - Part 1.
The silent film has a run-time of approximately of 20:59 minutes
Below the movie is a list of the attractions and their approximate time location.
New on the Web
If you have photos or more information about the Incubator Babies please contact me so I can add it to the website.
People Seeking Information:
From Aaron Friedman
Some years ago the New York Times said that a 2003 performance at the World Financial Center 'would be the largest collection of pianos played at the same time in one place since the 1939 World's Fair.' I have found a photo of the 1939 WF piano collection, but not much else. Do you know what compositions were played on these pianos? I'm producing an upcoming piano event with dozens of instruments and interested in reviving this program, if we can find it.
From Randy Canario
I've spent some time searching the web and could not find a match to this so while I assume it may be unique/rare, I could be wrong but here is the picture.
From Bobby Klein
Thank you for the information you gave me. I am hoping to get more leads or the pot of gold from it. Any and all help you can give me on my quest to get a photograph of Mr. Pisano and the distillation still that he displayed in the 1939 Worldâ€™s Fair along with any other information about it would be very helpful to me.
Thank you in advance Bobby Klein
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