1933 - Chicago Worlds Fair - Kodacolor 16mm

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1933 CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR KODACOLOR 16mm HOME MOVIE SKYRIDE 3321

This newly-discovered home movie shows rare views of the Chicago World's Fair in color.  A Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms"; its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other.  The Sky Ride was designed by the bridge engineering firm Robinson & Steinman, that ferried people across the lagoon in the center of the fair. It was demolished after having carried 4.5 million riders during the run of the fair. The Sky Ride had an 1,850-foot (564 m) span and two 628-feet (191 m) tall towers, making it the most prominent structure at the fair. Suspended from the span, 215 feet (66 m) above the ground, were rocket-shaped cars, each carrying 36 passengers.

The Kodacolor process, an early lenticular (additive color) film system, first introduced in 1928 for 16mm film. Films of this type are rare, owing to the cost of the film stock and the short life of the Kodacolor product (which was made obsolete by Kodachrome). This wonderful film was transferred by DeBergerac Productions of Fairport, NY using a newly-developed, proprietary telecine system.

This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com


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