University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (3)

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Dwarfs (1)
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Judges (1)
Music (1)
Robots (1)
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"Past national commander Edwin J. Foster, 88, and Fred H. Bishop, 85, commander of the Department of
1. "Past national commander Edwin J. Foster, 88, and Fred H. Bishop, 85, commander of the Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, visit Chicago's World's Fair. They are being shown some of the exhibits by Capt. John W. Gorby."
"This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown
2. "This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown above are, left to right - Joel Lay, director of musical activities at A Century of Progress; Fred Forster, president of the Forster Musical Company, and Henry Selinger, National Broadcasting executive. Herbert Johnson, staff pianist of A Century of Progress, is seated at the piano."
"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and
3. "This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
 

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