Scenes of Macy's 1964 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
New York City USA Date:1964, November 26 Duration:1 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Opening scene shows a group of drum majorettes marching in the 1964 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Camera views alternate between spectators lining sidewalks and the marchers. Some spectators hold young children up so they can see. Several clowns are seen in bright costumes. A huge balloon float flies overhead, tethered by marchers. A float from the Radio City Music Hall carries several women dressed in white costumes, who wave to the crowd. A huge Donald Duck balloon sails high above the street. A Humpty Dumpty float is seen. Children watch intently from sidelines. An elaborate special car (The Koach,created by Barris Kustom Industries) carries cast members Ed Gwynne (Herman) and Al Lewis (Grandpa) of the Munster family television show. Spectators holding balloons as they watch the parade. The climax of the parade is a huge float carrying Santa Claus past the Macy's flagship store, at 151 West 34th Street, where marching bands line both sides of the street in front of the store entrance, to greet Santa.
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