DOWNTOWN — This Technicolor short of Chicago's 1933 World's Fair is what you need for Throwback Thursday.
The prolific Forgotten Chicago Facebook page recently unearthed "World's Fair," a 1934 short film showing the Century of Progress International Exposition commemorating the city of Chicago's centennial.
Unlike the stark Beaux-Arts "White City" of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park, the Century of Progress in what's now the city's Museum Campus was splashed with color.
As narrator Graham McNamee put it, the fair's colorful Art Deco buildings were "visual music with chords of rainbow hues; the dream of the artists come true, the hope of design made real."
"No less" than 22 million people from around the world had come to the fair to "see its magic and marvels," McNamee said. It's widely known that the spectacle of world's fairs inspired Chicago native Walt Disney to pursue Disneyland and other theme parks late in his life.
Now, a quiz: Can you match Century of Progress attractions with McNamee's hyperbolic descriptions in 1930s parlance? Try your hand below. Watching the video above first will help: