The 1939 World’s Fair was an incredible event that showcased the ‘World of Tomorrow’. Now, director Amanda Murray has brought the event to life with a new documentary.
Featuring interviews from attendees and color footage, Murray’s documentary shows off the visitors and attractions that populated the New York event in 1939.
From the perspective of the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine what a marvel the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair would have been to its visitors. Still living in the heavy shadow of the stock market crash of 1929, the many people who flocked to the big exhibition found not only bounteous luxuries such as free Coca-Cola and grand spectacles of entertainment, but the unveiling of unthinkable new technologies that promised that a better world lay ahead.
It’s a really great movie to watch: aside from the attractions, it’s just fascinating to see people walking around and enjoying themselves in the background.