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Tuesday
Feb202007

All's Fair at the Fair (1938)

The world presented in the 1938 cartoon All's Fair at the Fair is one of automation and robots. We see the World's Fair through the eyes of an adoring couple, impressed by the promises of the future.

The future is full of robots, specializing in cutting hair, shaving, teaching humans to dance, and otherwise perfecting humanity. All's Fair at the Fair offers that special brand of optimism I imagine the world needed in 1938. We will explore the real-life versions of the paleo-futuristic World's Fairs in future posts. Check out the short cartoon here.





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Reader Comments (2)

There's a higher-video-quality version of the cartoon http://refrederator.com/cartoon/alls_fair_at_the_fair" REL="nofollow">here.

February 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

Look at the drawings-what 1939 film , in parts, looks very similar? "The Wizard of Oz". the scenes of the Emerald City.
I bet the person or persons who did the set design for those scenes was inspired by this cartoon.

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVindix

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