1964 World’s Fair Wonderment – Meet the future at the Heinz Magic Food show

Heniz Magic of Food Show“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So said futurist and science fiction author Arthur C Clarke.

And the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair was chock full of sufficiently advanced technologies.  Visitors marveled at GM’s Futurama , IBM’s puppet show about computers, DuPoint’s “Happy Plastic Family” that ushered them into the “Wonderful World of Chemistry” and, perhaps most astonishing of all…

Heinz’s “Magic of Food” show, held in the “Theatre of Food” in the “Festival of Gas Pavilion.”

Yes, the “Festival of Gas Pavillion.”

Now fifty years later, witness yesterday’s tomorrow, visit the Magic of Food show now. Indistinguishable from magic, indeed.


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