Tag: 1939

Pigs in a Parody.

In the spring of 1933, Walt Disney released what unexpectedly became one of his studio's biggest hits, Three Little Pigs. The short cartoon, and the original song it contained, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, became smash hits. The story of these pigs literally keeping the wolf away from their door and their defiant song connected with … Continue reading Pigs in a Parody.

1939 World’s Fair 75th anniversary.

Continuing a theme from last week, today is the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair, which was held on the same site as the 1964 fair would be a quarter-century later. This is President Roosevelt’s speech on the fair’s opening day; it was the first Presidential address to be broadcast on television. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD3c7AD3W-U