• Short Summary

    An item about the World's Fair in New York which represented the traditions and culture of various countries.

  • Description

    New York, USA.

    A story about the World's Fair in New York. Various shots of New York and the water front. Various shots of the fair including a fountain, the giant Unisphere, the monorail and water chute. We see people arriving at John Kennedy airport. We see various different countries and their traditions represented, including a Japanese tea ceremony and the Tower of London. There are various shots of the General Motors building and a giant Chrysler car.

    We see a copy of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and sound stages from Hollywood where we see people rehearsing the West Side Story ballet on the Anthony and Cleopatra stage. Various shots as two men in animal skin wrestle.

    Various other aspects of the fair are shown including stunt driving, Red Indian dancing, a duck playing a piano with its beak, porpoises putting on a show and men chopping wood at the Oregon timber carnival. Various pretty shots of the fair at night including the Tower of Light and all the fountains lit up.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:49:00 / 01:44:23:00
    CP 500

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