ABOUT History In Motion: Century 21
In 1962, Seattle celebrated the past, present and, most of all, the future during the Century 21 Seattle World's Fair. In the years leading up to the event and during its six-month run, local and national media produced countless programs anticipating, highlighting and documenting what remains one of the most important eras in Seattle history. Unfortunately, many of these programs have been lost forever.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair - Horiuchi Mural
These colorful historic home movies show artist Paul Horiuchi at work in Venice, Italy creating the iconic Mural Amphitheatre mural for the Seattle World`s Fair.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair
The 1962 Seattle World`s Fair is in full swing for this colorful film.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair - New Landscape
This film goes in depth to tour art exhibits at the Seattle World`s Fair, including Northwest Coast Native works, and kinetic sculptures.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair - Opening Day
This colorful footage features aerial shots of the Space Needle and young city, and highlights from the opening ceremonies of April 21, 1962.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair - World of Tomorrow
Seattle`s KING TV took viewers on this tour of art exhibits at the Seattle World`s Fair. Originally broadcast during the fair on June 25, 1962.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair - Countdown 21
This film visits the busy Century 21 fairgrounds in advance of opening day. Includes scenes of buildings under construction and the Monorail.
History in Motion: Seattle World`s Fair - Main Street Seattle
In this speculative early preview of the Seattle World`s Fair, a young couple tours the virtual fairgrounds.
For additional videos like these visit the History In Motion: Seattle's Past on Film video archive.
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