Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition. Many of the world's greatest achievements in science, technology and culture are unveiled there. Fairgoers also enjoy camel riding on the popular Midway and guilty pleasures like belly dancing, street fighting and beer drinking.
Nearly 28 million visit the Fair. Dubbed the "White City," it inspires future innovators like Henry Ford and Frank Lloyd Wright, debuts the Ferris Wheel and Cracker Jack®, and, in many ways, marks 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 casts a brief ray of hope for the future of humanity. EXPO - Magic of the White City brings the Chicago World's Fair to life.
Filmed in High-Definition, EXPO - Magic of the White City immerses viewers in one of the world's biggest extravaganzas and one of the most unforgettable events in American history. There will never be another event like it...or will there?
Special Features include: Feature-length Commentary Track with World's Fair historian David Cope, Making the Fair, Art of the Fair, Storyboards of the Fair, Pictures of the Fair, Commentary tracks on special features by director Mark Bussler and writer Brian Connelly and deleted scenes.
"A dazzling trip back to another time." -- Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network
"A notable release." -- The Washington Post
"Historically Significant." -- The New York Times