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Welcome to the World's Fair Newsletter:

Perisphere Ponderings

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Mickey & Judy

By August "The World of Tomorrow" desperately needed a shot in the arm to inspired visitors through its turnstiles. The fair got exactly what it needed when Hollywood's favorite juveniles appeared in The Big Apple.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with Mayor Fiorello La Guardia - August 1939

Also included in the article is a 1-minute 17-second newsreel clip of Mickey, Judy, and Mayor La Guardia.

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Nudity at the Fair

Since the days when exotic dancers at Chicago's Columbian Exposition shocked fairgoers, the issue of nudity at a world's fair dominated the press coverage and many individuals' attitudes towards the expositions. The New York version was no exception. .

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Rosita Royce, Dove Dancer

No single employee at the fair demanded more press coverage than Rosita Royce, the exotic "dove dancer" at "The Crystal Palace.".

Rosita Royce and Cast at the Crystal Palace
Rosita Royce and Cast at the Crystal Palace
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Trylon Tidbits

Trylon Tidbits

Small pieces of news and interesting information compiled by David J. Cope.

New Tidbits for March

Iceland in the Hall of Nations

All new text and some new images have been added to the Iceland page. Link button

Philip A. Medicus films
Reel 1 - Part 3

Philip Medicus filmed the Fair in color on Kodachrome. These films can be found on YouTube and on the Internet Archives. There are a total of 17 of the Medicus films which I will add to both my YouTube channel and here on the World's Fair Website.

Presented here is the third of the seventeen, Reel 1 - Part 3.

The silent film has a run-time of approximately of 20:22 minutes

Below the movie is a list of the attractions and their approximate time location.

Time   Subject
  Performance in front of Chinatown Café
Outside Living Magazines
Inside Living Magazines
Artist's Village
Silver Streak Ride
Cage Lift - Aerial View Amusement zone
Frank Buck's Jungleland
Mountain of Monkeys
Camel Ride Bird (still Jungleland)
Nature's Mistakes
Water-Bug Ride
Extasie - Theater Dancers
inside Fountain Lake at Night


Would you like a link on the World's Fair Website? Take a look at the links page Link button to see how I am adding the links. Hover over the link name to reveal a descriptive panel, click the link to visit the site.

Contact me with the information that you want to appear. Links must be approved before they are added.

The World's Fair Gift Shop

Visit the Gift Shop to purchase items from the 1939 NY World's Fair. Link button

Money raised from the sale of items goes towards maintaining this website.

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