Against the backdrop of 1893’s
troubles with workers' rights, prejudice, discrimination and
corruption, the World’s Columbian Exposition casts a brief ray of
hope for the future of humanity.
Narrated by Gene Wilder, EXPO - Magic of the White City explores 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, electric railways and
thousands of lights. It was the first use of electricity on such a
In addition, fairgoers enjoy the Midway Plaisance where a one-mile
boulevard of fun offers camel riding and guilty pleasures such as
belly dancing, street fighting and beer drinking. 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®.
Filmed in High-Definition, EXPO - Magic of the White City immerses
viewers in one of the world’s biggest extravaganzas and one of the
most unforgettable events in American history. There will never be
another event like it...or will there?
Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Sound and Dolby Digital 2.0
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