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Koret Auditorium
de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118




7:15 PM

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When the World Came to San Francisco

de Young Museum
Oct 30, 07:15PM – 09:00PM

“When the World Came to San Francisco” (2015, 79 min.) is a drama-documentary about the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Through a reenactment of Reyna Belasco Rosenthal (1895-1976) being interviewed by a reporter in 1965, she tells of the Vaudeville era at the turn-of-the-century, the great earthquake, Luisa Tetrazzini celebrating reconstruction, and finally, how the idea for the fair came about and visiting the fair itself. Starring Beverly Washburn (Star Trek, The Streets of San Francisco, Old Yeller) and Gerry O’Brien (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Tudors). A centennial celebration!

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