1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


Show business and science are artfully combined in this big, circular pavilion. A musical revue called "Wonderful World of Chemistry," which was written and produced by the Broadway composer Michael Brown, is presented simultaneously in two theaters by two casts of performers. After the show is over, audiences watch a modern-day alchemist perform feats of wizardry through chemistry.
* Admission: free.
CHEMICAL COMEDY. Bright music and technical tricks (for example, conversations and stage business between filmed actors and live ones) help make "Wonderful World of Chemistry" a lively show. The revue traces in song and dance the evolution of chemistry, from ancient Greece to today. It includes an excursion into the world of fashion, featuring clothes made of Du Pont fibers and created by some of the nation's top fashion designers.
MOLECULAR MAGIC. In the demonstration following the show, a performer holds a piece of red-hot metal with his hand protected only by a thin sheet of material; dips a piece of cloth in a dye and pulls it out striped; tosses paint on fabric without staining it. In all, there are about two dozen demonstrations of startling uses for products made by Du Pont.


A lively musical revue, new fashions and some startling demonstrations are devoted to progress in chemistry today.

Inside the big circular pavilion, two casts in two theaters perform "The Wonderful World of Chemistry," a show specially written and produced for Du Pont by Broadway composer Michael Brown.

CHEMICAL COMEDY. Live action is combined with tricks on film to trace the history of chemistry from ancient Greece to today. Du Pont fibers are displayed in clothes created by top designers.
MOLECULAR MAGIC. After the show, to demonstrate the extraordinary properties of man-made materials, a performer holds a piece of red-hot metal wrapped in a thin chemical film, dips a piece of plain cloth into dye and pulls it out striped, and throws paint on a synthetic fabric without staining it.
Admission: free.

Revised 2.25.07 | Revised 10.05.17

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