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This richly illustrated and well-researched volume is the official 50th Anniversary commemorative history of the Century 21 Exposition/1962 Seattle World's Fair, and the companion book to the DVD "The 1962 World's Fair", produced by KCTS 9. Space Needle, science, skyrides, showgirls. Many nations, monorail stations, Elvis gyrations. The 1962 Seattle World's Fair -- Century 21 Exposition -- had it all, optimistically looking ahead to theorize and imagine what the future might hold. Century 21 Exposition drew 10 million visitors -- remarkable for a fair staged in a lesser-known city far from the public eye -- and captured America at the peak of Cold War tensions, on the cusp of cultural revolution. Behind the glitter and diplomacy was a larger vision: Business leaders, elected officials, and residents who built the fair's success vowed that when the lights went out and the tourists went home, Seattle would be left with a much-needed civic center. In the half-century since the fair, Seattle Center has become the artistic and cultural hub of the city -- the brilliant and remarkable legacy of a fondly remembered six months in 1962. Hardcover, 300 pages
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Price: 
72.00
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6.00
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