General Electric Company's Theaterama press release

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Text is The General Electric Company's press release describing the Theaterama experience at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio entitled "The Wonderful World of Progress." The Circular theater used a variety of audio visual techniques, including live-to-film, film-to-live, “op art,” “blue mat” and magic effects as well as music and lyrics. Featured was a mythical Genie of the Southwest, who spoke and interacted with the onstage hostess-housewife. The release details the writers of the show, its musical score, the 16 hostesses, the "genie" portrayed by television performer Bill McCutcheon and many of the special effects used. The release goes on to include the seating capacity of 16,100 persons and the length of the show, 20 minutes. The release also describes the performance as well as its objective at HemisFair ’68.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Bexar County - San Antonio
Creation Date: March 28, 1968
Partner(s):
University of Texas at San Antonio
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Usage:
Total Uses: 107
Past 30 days: 2
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Date(s):
  • Creation: March 28, 1968
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Bexar County - San Antonio
From April 1968 to October 1968
Description:

Text is The General Electric Company's press release describing the Theaterama experience at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio entitled "The Wonderful World of Progress." The Circular theater used a variety of audio visual techniques, including live-to-film, film-to-live, “op art,” “blue mat” and magic effects as well as music and lyrics. Featured was a mythical Genie of the Southwest, who spoke and interacted with the onstage hostess-housewife. The release details the writers of the show, its musical score, the 16 hostesses, the "genie" portrayed by television performer Bill McCutcheon and many of the special effects used. The release goes on to include the seating capacity of 16,100 persons and the length of the show, 20 minutes. The release also describes the performance as well as its objective at HemisFair ’68.

Physical Description:

4 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): Theaterama
Source: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records, 1962-1995 (bulk 1964-1968) MS 31, Box 431, Folder 16
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Partner:
University of Texas at San Antonio
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Relation (Is Part Of): http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00050/utsa-00050p1.html
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: txsau_ms00031_431_016_03
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth66139
Resource Type: Text
Format: Text
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