The Magic Kingdom - in Chicago | Arts & Culture
My blog is practically a two-for-one discount.
I'm thinking about about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair through two books.... Erik Larson's Devil in the White City, as well as my adventure rescuing Shepp's World's Fair Photographed.
Devil in the White City itself is "two-for-one;" it's about how the Fair was imagined, constructed, enjoyed, and destroyed.... AND about the psychopathic serial killer Henry Holmes.
Where and when did the world first enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon? 1893 World's Fair. How about Cracker Jack? World's Fair. That gadget we take for granted keeping our jeans closed... the zipper? Yep, you guessed it!
AND, long before Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, or Jeffrey Dahmer, there was Henry Holmes. Charming, handsome, magnetic.... and deadly....