Century of Progress
Balog, LesterDate Written: 01/01/1934
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.
Abstract: The title itself is ironic as the film is a criticism of society. Opening with scenes of the Worlds 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.