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TITLE : [Amateur film: Medicus collection: New York World's Fair, 1939-40] (Reel 1) (Part I)
ABSTRACT: Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
KEYWORD : World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40;Amateur films;Amateur films
REVIEW : Tram ride to "Amusement" Crossing Fountain Lake, POV Ferry Sideshow banner (?) of Fat Lady Amusement Area from Northerly End Barker for Guili Guili King of Magic Show "Walk on Air at the Fair, Foot Massage 10 cents" Hollywood Doubles Baby Incubators Zoological Wonders "Pic" Panda Time-Space Clown cop with little girl, tour bus in bkg Enchanted Forest, barker in sombrero Optical illusion -- 6-inch-tall-dancer Glass Blowers of the World Little Miracle Town -- (little people, scale houses, stage show) Macy's Toyland -- toy soldiers at entrance Hobby Lobby Children's World (carousel, organ grinder w/ monkey, swan boat ride, Eli (?) ferris wheel, car roundabout, dogsled on wheels and eskimo village, playground) Arizona Cliff Dwellers "Hot Mikido" INTERIOR Bill Robinson's stage show (dancing) Billy Rose's Aquacade (swimming and diving show)
Location : A/V room, 2/F