Monday, January 30, 2017

The Lunchtime Theater - Exploring “The Devil in the White City." The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

THE DIGITAL RESEARCH LIBRARY OF ILLINOIS HISTORY JOURNAL™ PRESENTS
THE LUNCHTIME THEATER.

Exploring “The Devil in the White City." The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
[Runtime: 72 minutes]

Historian Tom Buettner discusses the question that often comes up about the 1893 World's Fair, “Did the events written about in Eric Larson’s bestselling book, 'The Devil in the White City,' actually happen?” In his nonfiction novel, Larson weaves a truth is stranger than fiction tale of Daniel Burnham, the brilliant architect who masterminded the construction of the great Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, and Henry H. Holmes, the prolific serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims.

But did the events that inspired 'The Devil in the White City' really happen? Using the research and visuals from the original program, plus information subsequently obtained, Buettner attempts to answer that question. This was a presentation from Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Kalamazoo, Michigan, Public Library. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. After reading the book by Larsen, I found your speech and video, watched it to see so many photos and diagrams to be quite enlightening.

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