San Francisco World’s Fair

Title, ‘The News Parade,’ ‘San Francisco World’s Fair,’ A century ago new world pioneers braved months of hardship over unexplored trails and uncharted seas.’ Covered wagons, oxen. Ship. ‘Today man reaches new horizons in days and hours.’ Train, bridge. ‘The World’s largest bridges — symbolizing pioneer vision and modern progress.’ ‘Between these great bridges–the Golden Gate International Exposition,’ etc. Tour of Exposition. Professionally produced and printed (no splices between titles and views.)

San Francisco World's Fair


Video:

Identifier:
660.001
Collection:
Adelaide Pearson Collection
Date:
1939
Original Format:
16mm
Color:
b&w
Sound:
silent
Duration:
375'
Abstract:
Title, 'The News Parade,' 'San Francisco World's Fair,' A century ago new world pioneers braved months of hardship over unexplored trails and uncharted seas.' Covered wagons, oxen. Ship. 'Today man reaches new horizons in days and hours.' Train, bridge. 'The World's largest bridges -- symbolizing pioneer vision and modern progress.' 'Between these great bridges--the Golden Gate International Exposition,' etc. Tour of Exposition. Professionally produced and printed (no splices between titles and views.)
Viewing Notes:
Title card: 'CASTLE FILMS presents', 'THE NEWS PARADE EDITED BY EUGENE W. CASTLE', 'SAN FRANCISCO WORLD’S FAIR.' Intertitle: 'A century ago New World pioneers braved months of hardship over un-explored trails and uncharted seas-' Shot of oxen pulling a covered wagon. Transition to a shot sailing ship. Quick shot of an approaching train. Intertitle: 'Today—man reaches new horizons in days and hours.' The train passing by. Intertitle: 'the World’s largest bridges—symbolizing pioneer vision and modern progress.' Shot of the Golden Gate Bridge. Shot of ships passing under the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Intertitle: 'Between these great bridges – the Golden Gate International Exposition--' Shot of the Exposition on Treasure Island. Intertitle: 'At the main entrance are the colossal Elephant Towers.' Shot of the Elephant Towers with the American flag in the foreground. Shot of a group of dancers, panning up to the Towers. Intertitle: 'The majestic Court of the Seven Seas.' A crowd of people gathered on the Court of the Seven Seas.' Intertitle: 'The giant statue “Pacifica” boldly expresses the Fair’s theme.' Panning shot of the Court and statue. Close up of the statue. Shot of the fountain. Shots of the street, towers and fountains. Intertitle: 'Highest structure of the Fair – Tower of the Sun.' Shot panning up the tower. Fade to a reflection of the tower in a pool. Intertitle: 'Court of Flowers, reflecting the horticultural beauty of the West,.' Shots of the crowd and fountains. Intertitle: 'In the center of the court stands “The Girl and the Rainbow”' Shots of the fountain and statue. Intertitle: 'The Gayway -- 40 acres of fun!' Shot of a crowd with a ferris wheel in the background. Shot of a building with the sign: ‘GIANT 30FT MONSTERS ALIVE ALIVE’ on it. Sign: ‘STELLA HAVE YOU SEEN STELLA’. Wide shot of the crowd on the street of the ‘Gayway’, including a building with the sign: ‘HINDU ROPE TRICK.’ The front of ‘Sally Rand’s NDude Ranch’. Shot of the street, with pirate flags and a ferris wheel. Diagonal swipe transition. Intertitle: 'Cavalcade of the West -- leading attraction of the fun zone.' A performance of people dressed as priests and Native Americans against a backdrop of mountains. Intertitle: 'The pioneer Padres!' Panning shot of the performance. Fade transition to a scene of a covered wagon against a different backdrop. Intertitle: 'The fiery fiestas of the Senoritas and Caballeros.' Dancers performing against a backdrop. Intertitle: 'A reminder of the influence of the Cross in the West of the pioneers.' Shot of a church. Intertitle: '36 foreign nations bring their life and architecture to Treasure Island.' Shot of the Peru pavilion. A trolley full of tourists driving past. Intertitle: 'Japan’s Samurai House -- set in ancient gardens.' Panning shot of the Japanese pavilion and pond. Intertitle: 'Australia.' People entering the Australia pavilion. Intertitle: 'Art of centuries ago from Indo China.' Demon statues. (Indonesian?) Intertitle: 'Cathay -- its majesty and romance -- old and new!' Panning shot of Chinese pagoda style buildings. A gateway marked: ‘CHINESE VILLAGE.’ Shots of the details on the pagoda roofs. Shot of statues. Intertitle: 'Punch and Judy ages old.' An Asian themed puppet show. Shot of a pagoda roofed tower. Shot of an outrigger sailing canoe. Intertitle: 'Pacific House -- center of far-flung nations across the Western ocean.' Shot of Pacific House and the pool in front of it. Intertitle: 'Modern art domi-nantly expressed in the Federal Building’s massive murals.' Panning shot of a mural (The Conquest of the West by Sea, by Herman Volz. Displayed on the Federal Building) Intertitle: 'Palace of Industry! The Mines, Metals and Machinery Building.' Shot of a fountain, the Palace of Industry and the Court of the Moon. A dancer performs accompanied by musicians. Transition to a shot of the Exposition from the air. Intertitle: 'Glorious by day.' More shots of the Exposition from the air. Intertitle: 'Inspiring at dusk.' Time lapse scene of the Exposition and the Tower of the Sun as darkness falls, seen from across Clipper Cove. Intertitle: 'Thrilling by night.' Shot of the Exposition at night. Shot of the fountains and Tower of the Sun. Shot of the lighted Elephant Towers. Fountains and the base of the Tower of the Sun. Fade transition. Intertitle: 'Proclaiming peace and greater achieve-ment for the World of Tomorrow.' View of the water, looking through palm fronds. Intertitle: 'CASTLE FILMS.' Fade transition. [The End]
Subject(s):
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Place(s):
Treasure Island, San Francisco, California,
Rights:
This item may be available for reuse, please contact Northeast Historic Film for more information
Source:
https://oldfilm.org/collection/Detail/occurrences/7819

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