Thanksgiving Day in New York, Nov 26, and to crown the cheerful activities of a festive occasion - a grand parade of bands and floats.
GV Popeye balloon in parade.
TRAVEL SHOT..People on side walk.
CU Space man balloon.
CU Child waving.
SV Children with balloons.
GV ZOOM INTO..Navy float with C/U of Bobby Clark.
SV People on balcony.
TOP V..Man with feathered headdress.
GV Clover Leaf String Band.
GV Spaceman in flight.
GV Santa Claus float.
CU Santa waves as passes camera.
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Background: Thanksgiving Day in New York, Nov 26, and to crown the cheerful activities of a festive occasion - a grand parade of bands and floats.
Thousands of children cheered as famous cartoon sailor Popeye passed by, a gigantic balloon figure, some 55 feet tall. Popeye was followed by a space-man balloon, the largest of them all, which took three hours to inflate.
Broadway star Bobby Clark rolled past in a navy float, pulled by a 40ft whale replica, and old-time music was provided by the Clover-Leaf String Band, wearing huge feather headgear.
To end the splendid parade - Santa Claus with his reindeer sleigh, inevitable reminder of a fast-approaching Christmas season.