1962 World's Fair: When Seattle Inven...

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The 1962 World’s Fair, a six-month celebration of science and technology, featured an exciting mix of culture, cuisine and celebrity, drawing more than 10 million visitors from around the world to the then relatively unknown town of Seattle.

Through archival footage and historical photographs, 1962 World's Fair: When Seattle Invented the Future brings to life the textures and sounds of Seattle in the late 1950s and early '60s. The city's business, civic and cultural leaders, historians and residents reminisce about the excitement and ambition the Fair ignited. It also offered an eclectic mix of high art and low culture, from opera concerts and paintings to a Vegas-style nightclub revue and adult puppet show.

1962 World's Fair: When Seattle Invented the Future

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