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EXPO - Magic of the White City (Trailer)

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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2010

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http://janson.com - In this film, viewers experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition. Many of the world's greatest achievements in art, architecture, science, technology and culture are unveiled there. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his design of New York City's Central Park, and constructed under the supervision of Daniel Burnham. The Fair was an engineering marvel.

On opening day, President Grover Cleveland depressed a golden telegraph key which sent the first courses of electricity throughout the Fair powering fountains, machines, turbines, electric railways and thousands of lights. It was the first use of electricity on such a massive scale.

In addition, fairgoers enjoy the Midway Plaisance where a one-mile boulevard of fun offers guilty pleasures such as belly dancing, street fighting, camel riding and beer. Nearly 28 million visit the "White City," which inspires future innovators like Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Frank Lloyd Wright, and debuts the Ferris Wheel and Cracker Jack(R).

Narrator Gene Wilder is famous for such movies as Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. "We selected Gene as narrator because of his unique ability to bring out both the dramatic and comic elements in the Fair," said Bussler.

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