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Director  Mark Bussler
Genres  Documentary, History
Writer  Brian Connelly
7.2/10 IMDb

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Language  English
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Cast  Gene Wilder
Release date  September 13, 2005
Similar movies  Related Mark Bussler movies

Expo: Magic of the White City is a historical documentary released to DVD on September 13, 2005. Directed by Mark Bussler and narrated by Gene Wilder, the documentary tells the story of Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. It begins by explaining Frederick Law Olmsted's planning of the fair and the architecture by Daniel Burnham. It also details exhibits by many people, including George Westinghouse, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

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In addition to detailing the fair itself, the documentary also describes the Midway Plaisance. Features of the Midway included bellydancing, side-shows, saloons, and a large Ferris wheel. Finally Expo: Magic of the White City discusses the aftermath of the fair and the legacy it left.

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Janson Media acquired the copyright to the film in 2010.

Cast

  • Gene Wilder: Narrator
  • Special features

  • Commentary tracks by Mark Bussler, Brian Connelly and David Cope (World's Fair Historian)
  • Featurettes ("Making the Fair", "Art of the Fair", "Storyboards of the Fair", "Pictures of the Fair")
  • Deleted scenes
  • References

    Expo: Magic of the White City Wikipedia
    Expo: Magic of the White City IMDb Expo: Magic of the White City themoviedb.org


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