Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pop History Moment: The Seattle World's Fair Opened

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The Seattle World's Fair, or Century 21 Exposition, opened on this day in 1962; the fair's enduring symbol - the Space Needle - is still a popular tourist attraction in that city, as is the city's monorail. The fair was likewise immortalized on celluloid, in the Elvis Presley film It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) which also marked the screen debut of Kurt Russell.
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3 comments:

Seumas Gagne said...

Whee! A thrill to see the other of my home cities recognized here at Pop Culture Institute!

michael sean morris said...

I can't wait to visit Seattle and post my own photo essay from there.

michael sean morris said...

UPDATE: I really did enjoy my visit there!