Century of Progress

Balog, Lester
Date Written:  1934-01-01
Year Published:  1934
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16678

WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.

The title itself is ironic as the film is a criticism of society. Opening with scenes of the World’s Fair – American flags along the esplanade, a “Plantation Spectacle”, well-dressed couples being pulled in carts by depression-era workers, the intertitle, “A Hundred Years of Progress!” repeats over dancing skeletons, flag-waving, burlesque booths, racist attractions and pictures of Fascist dictators. Donated to The Walter P. Reuter Library of Wayne St. University. 18 mins.

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