Welcome to the World's Fair Newsletter:
World's Fair Auction
The World's Fair auction will open for bidding on Thursday, Sept 14th and end on Tuesday, October 3rd at 10 PM Eastern Time.
View the 1939 catalog pages (available 9/14/17)
Visit the World's Fair Auction Home Page and click the link to see a preview of items from all the fairs.
Chrysler presented one of greatest interactive shows on the fairgrounds – the talking car. The car was put through its paces in a specially designed amphitheater meant to hold 700 individuals. ...
The Transportation Zone certainly solidified the grow concept that the United States was now an automotive culture. Although the zone contained major exhibits by the railroad industry (actually its last major grasp on the American imagination) and the burgeoning aviation industry, the pavilions related to the automobile dominated not only the zone, but, the imagination of the Fair’s visitors.
Strange as it Seems
The Rape Case of Frances Murphy
Frances Murphy, the Bearded Lady, was on her way home at 3:00 A.M. Miss Murphey started up the steps of the 42nd Street subway station, when John Durkin, a chauffeur who had been drinking too much, tried to attack her. Miss Murphey confessed she slapped Durkin with the full force of her alleged 240 pounds. ...
Small pieces of news and interesting information compiled by David J. Cope.
New Tidbits for September
Philip A. Medicus films
Reel 3 - Part 3
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 ninth of the seventeen, Reel 3 - Part 3.
The silent film has a run-time of approximately of 17:57 minutes
Below the movie is a list of the attractions and their approximate time location.
Puppet Show - Chase & Sanborn
Court of States - Entrance
Arizona's "Celestial Sphere"
Lagoon of States
Firestone Singing fountain
Nite shots - around the Fair
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