Interview with Mr. V Bernard Chessler
Description: An interview with Bernard Chessler on July 26th at 2:30 p.m. about his experience as a 10 year old at the 1939 New York World's Fair. He discusses his impression of food company exhibits such Wrigleys, Libbys, and Heinz; attending Billy Rose's Aquacade with his father; and his amazement at seeing television at the R.C.A. Pavilion. Transcript from oral histories conducted under the direction of Warren Susman in conjunction with the "Dawn of A New Day" exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art in 1980. Some transcripts may be incomplete or may not follow the interview verbatim.
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.); Radio Corporation of America; Television -- Receivers and reception; Then & now comparisons; H.J. Heinz Company; Food industry and trade; Entertainment events
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