Helene Schlesinger Clip 1: Going to the 1939 New York World's Fair
Collection: This recording is part of the Helene and Stanley Schlesinger Oral History and is available in digital audio.
Description: Helene Schlesinger describes attending the 1939 New York World's Fair as a child. She recalls how the site of the fair used to be a garbage dump. She remembers the trains coming in from Kew Gardens, and how at the cash register there was a big marker indicating the number of people as they entered. She talks about the parachute jump, the Billy Rose Aquacade Swim Show, and the Charlie McCarthy Show.
Amusements; New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
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