Expo: Magic of the White City

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Released 2005

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2005
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Expo: Magic of the White City is a documentary that covers the fascinating world of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It is narrated by actor and comedian Gene Wilder. The video explores the inventions, architectural marvels and cultural signatures that make any World's Fair great, and because it harkens back to a Fair of a previous era, the presentation becomes a fascinating historical exposition. This was a season in which the Industrial Revolution had disoriented the farming communities that used to enjoy passing carnivals, and the Fair took the rise of technology and converted it into an exploration of future wonders. The 1893 Fair features a mile of camel riding, boxing, and belly dancing along the Midway Plaisance. At the cusp of the millennium, it introduced twenty eight million people to the Ferris Wheel. The Fair inspired artists and entrepreneurs like Frank Lloyd Wright and Henry Ford who would look back at the gathering as a visionary prediction of the world to come.moreless

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Documentary, News, Science

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Culture, History