• Short Summary

    ONCE MACY'S STARTS TO INFLATE THOSE BIG PARADE BALLOONS..... CAN THANKSGIVING BE FAR BEHIND?
    (FILM IN)
    WELL,?

  • Description

    ONCE MACY'S STARTS TO INFLATE THOSE BIG PARADE BALLOONS..... CAN THANKSGIVING BE FAR BEHIND?
    (FILM IN)
    WELL, JUST EIGHT DAYS AWAY -- AND THIS AFTERNOON....WE JOURNEYED OUT TO LONG ISLAND CITY....WHERE THEY WERE TESTING ONE OF THE GIANT BALLOONS.....FOR NEXT WEEK'S PARADE.

    GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS NOW RULE OUT THE USE OF HELIUM.....WHICH HAS BEEN USED IN THE PAST.

    THIS YEAR -- THEY'RE BEING FILLED WITH AIR -- AND THEN ATTACHED TO BOOMS, EIGHTY FEET IN THE AIR.

    A CREW OF MEN WILL OPERATE GUIDE LINES....TO INSURE SAFETY.

    HERE'S A PARADE VETERAN.....THE TOY SOLDIER....45 FEET HIGH....AND 220 POUNDS OF HOT AIR.....EVEN WITHOUT HELIUM....THEY HAD LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING HIM OFF THE GROUND.

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    **** (SCRIPT, AS USED ON "11TH HOUR NEWS" -- 11/19/58) **
    (ROLL CUE)
    IN PUTTING ON ITS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE A WEEK FROM TOMORROW MORNING, MACY'S HAS A NEW PROBLEM THIS YEAR -- HOW TO FLOAT ITS HUGE BALLOONS.

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    EIGHT DAYS AHEAD OF TIME, MACY'S RAN OFF SOME TEST INFLATIONS TODAY IN LONG ISLAND CITY. MACY'S PROBLEM IS THAT HELIUM, WHICH HAS FLOATED THE HUGE STORY BOOK CHARACTERS HIGH OVER SEVENTH AVENUE IN THE PAST, IS NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS RULE HELIUM OUT AND MACY'S IS FORCED TO RELY ON OLD-FASHIONED AIR. THE TOY SOLDIER IS FORTY-FIVE FEET TALL. TODAY, HE WAS INFLATED and THEN RAISED ON THE BOOM OF A CRANE and STEADIED WITH GUIDE LINES TO THE GROUND. THIS IS THE WAY HE WILL MARCH DOWN SEVENTH AVENUE THANKSGIVING MORNING
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    MACY'S PARADE GOES ON, HELIUM OR NOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50BIDVL7T33H33KCPD6XOFYAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA50BIDVL7T33H33KCPD6XOFYAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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