Award-winning HDTV Film Documents 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair
January 6, 2008, Harrington Park, NJ... Janson Media today announced the release to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, and new media markets of THE WORLD’S GREATEST FAIR, a unique and intimate view of the largest World’s Fair in history held in 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri. This engaging documentary offers a glimpse of the world as it was over 100 years ago through a series of compelling, intimate and entertaining stories.
The largest World’s Fair in history included the first Olympic games on American soil, where competitors were openly administered drugs, and marathon runners were chased off course by dogs; the first Ferris wheel, so large that a wedding was held in one of its compartments on horseback; a loin cloth wearing tribe that shocked and enthralled visitors by eating dogs; and the infamous Geronimo, who sold visitors autographs and his hat – and then replaced it with another one from a box hidden under the table.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST FAIR features never-before-seen images, rare file footage from the earliest days of motion pictures, and interviews with nationally recognized historians, authors and World’s Fair experts. The documentary also includes firsthand accounts of the events read by well-known St. Louisans including Mayor Francis Slay, Ozzie Smith, Stan Musial, Joe Buck, Clarence Harmon, James Buford, Mary Strauss and Stan Kann.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST FAIR (1 x 119’) was produced in High-Definition by Civil Pictures, Inc., and is the recipient of three Emmy Awards® from NATAS Mid-America including Best Documentary, a Telly award, the Missouri Humanities Council’s “Governor’s Award,” and the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle award. It is now available to worldwide television, VOD, DVD, and new media markets exclusively through Janson Media.
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