RIVERVIEW & 1933 WORLD’S FAIR.

VHS_ChicagoWorldsFair-Riverview[VHS: Window To The World Network / Chicago Stories – 2000 – 53 mins]. RIVERVIEW= “Riverview was billed as the world’s largest amusement park. Located in the heart of Chicago at Belmont and Western, it remained a summertime favourite from 1904 to 1967. Always thrilling, and occasionally frightening, Riverview made a deep impression on several generations of Chicagoans. Years later, mention of the park’s name still conjures up vivid memories. Using home movies and interviews with the people who worked and played at Riverview Park, we look back on a place that’s gone… but not forgotten.” A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS – CHICAGO’S 1933 WORLD’S FAIR= “In the early 1930s the United States was living through The Great Depression. Yet, in the middle of all the misery, Chicago had the audacity to throw a party on the lakefront – a World’s Fair celebrating the city’s 100th birthday. Here’s a look at an event that endures as one of Chicago’s shining moments – a fair that awed visitors with its beautiful buildings, amused them with its fun and games, and amazed them with its vision of the future.” ANDY SHINE SAYS: Featuring many rides and attractions, I enjoyed this. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.