Thursday, May 17, 2007

Transportation Exhibits at the New York World's Fair (1964)

The 1964 film World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas took viewers through a preview of what the 1964 New York World's Fair would have to offer. Below is a short clip of the film that shows the transportation exhibits, including the paleo-futuristic Futurama.



World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas can be found on the DVD 1964 New York World's Fair, released by Extinct Attractions Club.

See also:
To The Fair! (1965)
Walt Disney Explaining the Carousel of Progress to General Electric (1964)
All's Fair at the Fair (1938)

2 comments:

Mathieu said...

Favorites:
00:35 that will accommodate.... 70,000 visitors a daily!

and... "to dramatize the wonderful story of petroleum." {music continues}

jhuth said...

Speaking of Transportation Exhibits at World's Fairs, I thought you might be interested in a documentary narrated by Gene Wilder called EXPO – Magic of the White City. Inecom Entertainment Company used High Definition footage to recreate the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair on DVD. It has a lot of information on the transportation projects at the fair. Here are a couple links for trailers and more info:

www.columbianexpo.com

www.inecom.com