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  • Short Summary

    Parade with giant balloon animals.

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    Santa Claus parade rolls down Broadway - Christmas parade.

    Santa Claus Parade in New York City, on Broadway. Title says "All newest animals and freaks from Christmas land come early". Opens with CU of giant balloon head w/ big painted on teeth; attached to a long balloon caterpillar; floating over camera. People walking and hanging onto ropes underneath it; with faces painted like clowns, one sticks face up by cam. as he passes.

    LS spectators. Giant man (on stilts) approaching; marching band behind him - he walks over the camera! Another balloon animal - horse; w/ rider. Shot of crowd; w/ the huge caterpillar worm thing passing over them. GV street filled w/ people - the giant caterpillar rises straight up vertically into air and floats upward; pan up as it floats up to sky; past rooftops. LS crowd, pan. Then a weird shot of the caterpillar; in sky; now in distance moving around. looks like a tadpole in the sky.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:46:00 / 02:02:14:00
    ON 159 O

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