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Still from New York World's Fair. Cyrus Pinkham Collection, Northeast Historic Film

Identifier:

  • 2463.0013 (Source: oldfilm.org)

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Cyrus Pinkham

Length:

350 ft ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Northeast Historic Film list of titled amateur works

Description:

"A clever, artfully-shot, and carefully-edited amateur film of the 1939 New York World's Fair." oldfilm.org

Resources:

Part of the Cyrus Pinkham Collection held by Northeast Historic Film.
The film is viewable at Fair Film.
"I Have Seen the Future": Home Movies of the 1939 New York World's Fair, Caitlin McGrath, The Moving Image 13:2, Fall 2013. pp. 56-80.
Discussed by Christopher Castiglia & Christopher Reed, “Not at Home Movies,” in Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon (eds.), Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960, 2017.

Locations:

  • Queens, NY (Filming)

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Repository:

Cyrus Pinkham Collection, Northeast Historic Film

Viewing Notes:

"Highly edited film opens on an array of print material on the New York World’s Fair. Cut to a view of the fair in the distance, possibly shot from the Empire State Building, with the Queensborough Bridge in the foreground. Detailed shots from the NYWF in 1939, including the Amusement Area, International Area and the Food Zone. Cyrus Pinkham is seen removing and discarding his shoes before walking off in his stocking feet. A sequence of views of the United States building, the George Washington statue, and the Theme Center leads into evening before fading out and cutting to an end title. Following the end title, Pinkham is seen removing a reel from his projector and speaking directly to the camera. End title: “That’s all. Good night.”" oldfilm.org

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