NEW YORK: Forty Fair

Before dawn one morning last week, workmen swarmed through the 1,216 acres of the biggest show on earth. Over subway entrances and roadway gates, on the Perisphere, around the Great White Way, on scores and scores of walls agleam with 100 tons of new paint, huge signs appeared: HELLO, FOLKS! The World's Fair of 1940 in New York (official abbreviation: Forty Fair) was ready to open.

It was not the same Fair that had flopped financially last year. This time it was managed, not by glorious, gardeniaed Director Grover Whalen, but by Manhattan...

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