EXPO: MAGIC OF THE WHITE CITY.

DVD_ExpoMagicOfTheWhiteCity[DVD: Inecom Entertainment Company – 2005 – 116 mins +extras]. Nearly 28 million people visited the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair during its six-month existence. Dubbed the “White City” it inspired future innovators like Henry Ford and Frank Lloyd Wright, debuted the Ferris wheel, and in many ways marked the beginning of the 20th Century. Against the backdrop of 1893’s troubles with workers’ rights, prejudice, discrimination and corruption, the World’s Columbian Exposition cast a brief ray of hope for the future of humanity. There will never be another event to match it. Features optional English closed captions for the hearing impaired. ANDY SHINE SAYS: A fascinating, insightful and educational programme narrated by Gene Wilder. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.