Here is colour 16mm footage (no sound) from the 1939 production of The Hot Mikado, at the New York World’s Fair. The musical was an all-black adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, with jazzy tunes, big-name performers and famous dancers, including Bill Bojangles Robinson and the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers:
Can you believe those costumes!?
If you want to find out more about the 1939 New York World’s Fair, and see more colour footage, I posted about it here.
Drop me a line, anytime…
email / firstname.lastname@example.org
phone / +44 (0)777 444 6100 (UK)